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Buttons

Object Number: 
INV.1756a-o
Date: 
1870-1880
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "EXCELSIOR/NYSM (in scroll)/NATIONAL GUARD"; back: "WATERBURY BUTTON CO./EXTRA"
Description: 
Dome-shaped with eagle perched above shield and scroll in center.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were worn on the uniforms of New York National Guardsmen after the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group