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Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Date 
1889
Medium 
Silver, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 9.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Silver badge worn by a member of the George Washington inauguration centennial committee; badge suspended from two bars linked by chains; top bar "NEW YORK 1789-1889 GW"; lower bar engraved "LITERARY EXERCISES COMMITTEE"; obverse of badge with profile bust of George Washington facing left with tied fasces to right, with "PATER PATRIA / MDCC LXXXIX" and "GEORGE WASHINGTON"; reverse has eagle with shield and motto, and "TO COMMEMORATE THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT NEW YORK APRIL XXXTH MDCLXXXIX - BY AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW-YORK APRIL XXXTH MCDDDLXXXIX"; red silk ribbon.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Genealogical & Biographical Society
Object Number 
1942.253c
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group