A beige pinback button printed with a state seal, crest, symbol or motto from U.S. states and territories; marked "Virginia", with a classical figure, the Roman Goddess 'Virtus', in Amazonian dress with a spear and plumed helmet standing on a fallen tyrant whose crown lies nearby, over the motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis". Part of a series of pre-World War I United States state buttons; some of the region names are no longer current. The reverse is printed "Sweet Caporal Cigarette", indicating that this button was part of a series of collectible premiums given by tobacco and gum manufacturers.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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