Cap badge

Object Number: 
Z.2716
Date: 
1900-1940
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 6.7 x 4.8 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: in banner: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Description: 
Brass badge; in shape of an eagle grasping arrows and branch in talons, and banner in beak; with shield on breast, and stars and rayed background at top.
Gallery Label: 
This badge was found in the files of the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee. It was probably part of a collection of replicas of 18th and 19th century buttons and military badges owned by William L. Calver, the Committee's chairman. It is of the type worn by the U.S. Army during the Civil War period.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group