I Helped War Chest

Description (Brief):

Plastic pin with metal back. This gold-colored pin shows both a shield in the colors of the U.S. flag and a chest full of gold coins. It reads, "I Helped War Chest." Attached is a plastic red, white, and blue ribbon.

Date Made: 1918

Maker: Whitehead & Hoag Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, NewarkAssociated Place: United States: Massachusetts

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Chemistry, Celluloid, Coins, Currency and Medals


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0263Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0263

Object Name: buttonCelluloid Pin

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.2 cm x 1.5 cm; 2 1/16 in x 9/16 inoverall: 2 in x 1 5/16 in x 1/8 in; 5.08 cm x 3.33375 cm x .3175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-02d1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1317476

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.