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Buttons

Object Number: 
INV.7433hi
Date: 
1940-1945
Medium: 
Brass, tin
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 0.6 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass buttons; dome-shaped; stamped with eagle perched over anchor, cannon, and cannonballs.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were worn by women's auxiliary units during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank L. Jackson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group