Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.4175
Date: 
1896-1910
Medium: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A beige pinback button printed with a shield and crown crest with red cloth draped around crossed pikes over a green wreath around a red shield with a white cross, marked in red "Italy". Part of a series of pre-World War I national crest and standard buttons; many of the crests are no longer current.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