Columbus Day badge

Columbus Day badge

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Description (Brief)
Die-cut badge from a sheet of celluloid. A star rests atop a circular piece, and is engraved with an image of Christopher Columbus. The celluloid piece is stapled to a red, white, and blue silk ribbon that can be pinned to one's clothing.
Souvenir from the Norwich, Conn. celebration on October 21st 1892 of the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America.
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Object Name
date made
Columbus, Christopher
Gleason, Thos. J.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
overall: 15.6 cm x 6.8 cm; 6 1/8 in x 2 11/16 in
overall: 7 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 18.415 cm x 6.985 cm
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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