Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.4173
Date: 
1896-1910
Medium: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A beige pinback button printed with a flag divided into quadrants with two diagonal orange quadrants between blue and yellow sections, each orange section printed with three gold lions, the blue one with a harp, and the yellow with a single lion, marked in black "Great Britain/ Royal Standard". Part of a series of pre-World War I national flag and standard buttons; many of the flags and region names are no longer current.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