Badge

Title:
Badge
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Silver, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 3.8 cm ) Diameter (of badge): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 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 "PLAN & SCOPE 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 and white silk ribbon with fringed end.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Genealogical & Biographical Society
Object Number: 
1942.253a
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group