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Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.4273
Date: 
1896-1910
Medium: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A beige pinback button printed with a state seal, crest, symbol or motto from U.S. states and territories; marked in red "Indian Ter." with a green laurel wreath with red berries around a blue field with a central white seven pointed star. Indian Territory was the name applied to the region set aside for Native Americans by the Indian Intercourse Act (1834). The Indian Territory included present-day Oklahoma north and east of the Red River, as well as Kansas and Nebraska; these lands were reduced in 1854 by the creation of the Kansas and Nebraska territories which were admitted to the union in 1861 and 1867 respectively. Oklahoma did not enter the union as a state until 1907. Part of a series of pre-World War I United States state buttons; some of the region names are no longer current. This button was part of a series of collectible premiums given by tobacco and gum manufacturers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group