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Pinback button

Object Number: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
A beige pinback button printed with a naval semaphore flag consisting of a square flag with an orange border around a central black squared above an orange triangular pennant, marked in black "Southeasterly Winds" Part of a series of pre-World War I semaphore buttons. The reverse is printed "Compliments of/ High Admiral Cigarette/ Riley-Klotz Mfg. Co./ Newark, N.J.", indicating that this button was part of a series of collectible premiums given by tobacco and gum manufacturers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group