Button w/ribbon

Object Number: 
1940.909
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Silk, metal, paper, wire
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed on paper: back of badge; "H.J. MARSTON,/ MAKER/ 191 Classon Ave.,/ BROOKLYN, N.Y.".
Description: 
Red, white and blue silk ribbon badge; white ribbon printed with red ink: "Exempt Firemen's Parade/BAYONNE, N.J./MAY 15TH 1901"; celluloid pin-back button at center of ribbon depicts scene of fireman rescuing child from burning building; pin encircled by decorative gold wire.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Harold Riker Applegate
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group