Badge: annual inspection & parade S.F.D. Somerville NJ 1911

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Silk, paper, tin, brass
Overall: 5 x 2 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 5.7 cm )
Blue silk ribbon printed in gold ink with "ANNUAL INSPECTION/ AND PARADE/ S.F.D./ SOMERVILLE, N.J/ SEPT. 21,/ 1911"; pin at top with "Souvenir" printed in blue on coated paper inside brass frame; circular tin-back badge at bottom with coated paper front depicts photo of court house, and "SOMERSET COUNTY COURT HOUSE/ MCMVII" in white within dark blue border. Brown paper circle glued to back of circular button printed in black "The Sommer Badge Mfg Co./ MAKERS OF/ BADGES, BANNERS/ BUTTONS, NOVELTIES/ SOUVENIRS/ 237-241 HALSEY STREET, NEWARK, N.J., U.S.A." around central image of manufactory building.
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Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group