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Description
New York Militia "EXCELSIOR" button depicting a spreadwing eagle perched on terrestrial globe. Circular, single-piece button with omega loop shank, possibly on a thin pedestal or plateau, brazed on blank back. No marks. One of four "EXCELSIOR" buttons, 1982.0090.09A, C, N and O, from a collection of 15 buttons, 1982.0090.09A-O.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
date made
1800 - 1815
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
gilt brass (button material)
copper (shank material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 7/8 in;.635 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1982.0090.09A
accession number
1982.0090
catalog number
1982.0090.09A
Credit Line
Estate of John Paul Remensnyder
subject
Uniforms, Military
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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