Celluloid, metal, paper
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
A beige pinback button printed with a flag with divided horizontally into red , white and blue sections with a wide green vertical left border stripe, marked in black "South African Republic". Part of a series of pre-World War I flag buttons; many of the flags and country names are no longer current. The reverse is printed "Sweet Caporal Cigarettes", indicating that this button was part of a series of collectible premiums given by tobacco and gum manufacturers.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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