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Badge

Object Number: 
Z.2056
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Bronze, silk
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm ) Overall: 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 8.9 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
Mark: on reverse of bar: "TIFFANY & CO."
Description: 
Bronze 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 "ART AND EXHIBITION 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"; rose silk ribbon.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group