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Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Date 
1889
Medium 
Silver, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 12.1 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Silver badge worn by a member of the George Washington inauguration centennial committee; two silver bars linked by chains; top bar "NEW YORK 1789-1889 GW"; lower bar engraved "ST. PAUL'S CHURCH COMMITTEE."; white silk ribbon with gold lettering "AISLE / COMMITTEE".
Credit Line 
Gift of Howland Pell, 1889
Object Number 
Z.3447
Marks 
Mark: on reverse of bar: "TIFFANY & CO." Tag: handwritten on tag with object: "Gift of Howland Pell, Nov. 2, 1889"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group