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Badge

Object Number: 
2002.1.4428
Date: 
1890-1940
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 3/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A silver and copper colored metal pinback badge, embossed on one side with an eagle perched over a circular shield with the New York State seal featuring the state's official Coat of Arms encircled by the words "The Great Seal of the State of New York". The Coat of Arms is crested by an American eagle, wings outstretched standing upon a globe showing the North Atlantic Ocean. The female figures of Liberty and Justice stand over a scroll that proclaims "Excelsior", or "Ever Upward", and flank a scene of two ships on a river, with the sun rising above the mountains.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group