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Louisiana State University Button

Louisiana State University Button

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Description (Brief)
Round collegiate button is yellow with purple outline of the L.S.U. mascot in the center of the button. Text reads "I Like L.S.U." also in purple. Louisiana State University has had a football program since 1893. The LSU Tigers are visually represented by tigers, specifically Mike the Tiger, which has been a live tiger since 1936. The University adopted the tiger mascot in 1896 to represent the state's confederate heritage. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was known as the Tigers. Also, two brigades from New Orleans had connections to the Tiger nickname. One was the Tiger Rifles and the other was the Washington Artillery, whose logo featured a tiger head.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, collegiate
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.34
accession number
1982.0566
catalog number
1982.0566.34
subject
College
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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