Badge

Object Number: 
2008.42.237
Date: 
ca.1898
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
height and width: 60 x 40.2mm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse on point of star: "SCHWAAB S & S CO/ MILWAUKEE"
Description: 
Metal stamped star-within-laurel wreath-shaped uniface badge suspended from pinback depicting battleship at sea with legend: "MANILA FOR THE MAINE". Center of star shows left-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey with legend: "ADMIRAL DEWEY/ DID IT".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group