Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Badge
Silk, metal, celluloid, gilt metallic bullion, gilt metallic thread galloon, paper
Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 6 cm )
Inscription: imprinted on paper label on back of ribbon, in black: "National Equipment Co.,/POLITICAL BANNERS,/TRANSPARENCIES, PORTRAITS/AND NOVELTIES,/LAPEL BUTTONS, BADGES,/FLAGS, &C.,/10 & 12 East 23d St., N. Y." Inscription: medallion, lower left, i
Elaborate badge consisting of a medallion with photographic image of Roosevelt, in ornate gilt metal frame, suspended by chains from rectangular pin-back bar in ornate gilt metal frame, inscribed in black: "Republican County Committee/County of New York"; blue woven silk ribbon is suspended from the bar, bearing inscription printed in gold: "INAUGUATION/WASHINGTON, D. C./MARCH 4, 1905"; bottom of ribbon decorated with gilt metallic thread galloon and gilt metallic bullion fringe. Paper label with manufacturer's name applied to back of ribbon.
Gift of Robert Markham, June 12, 1956
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