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Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Badge

Object Number: 
Z.2093
Date: 
1905
Medium: 
Silk, metal, celluloid, gilt metallic bullion, gilt metallic thread galloon, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: imprinted on paper label on back of ribbon, in black: "National Equipment Co.,/POLITICAL BANNERS,/TRANSPARENCIES, PORTRAITS/AND NOVELTIES,/LAPEL BUTTONS, BADGES,/FLAGS, &C.,/10 & 12 East 23d St., N. Y." Inscription: medallion, lower left, i
Description: 
Elaborate badge consisting of a medallion with photographic image of Roosevelt, in ornate gilt metal frame, suspended by chains from rectangular pin-back bar in ornate gilt metal frame, inscribed in black: "Republican County Committee/County of New York"; blue woven silk ribbon is suspended from the bar, bearing inscription printed in gold: "INAUGUATION/WASHINGTON, D. C./MARCH 4, 1905"; bottom of ribbon decorated with gilt metallic thread galloon and gilt metallic bullion fringe. Paper label with manufacturer's name applied to back of ribbon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Markham, June 12, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group