Badge in bag

Title:
Badge in bag
Date: 
1883
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Decorative brass badge; eagle at top of badge behind a banner with the inscription "ALDERMAN 19TH DISTRICT"; New York City emblem at center encircled by inscription in rhinestones with blue background "HUGH J. GRANT/1883"; reverse inscribed "COMPLIMENTS/OF THE/YOUNG MENS JEFFERSON CLUB/OF THE 19TH ASS'Y DIST/JAN 22ND 1883'
Object Number: 
INV.12832
Gallery Label: 
Hugh J. Grant (1852-1910), with the backing of Tammany Hall, was elected mayor of New York City in 1888 and was reelected in 1890. He did not seek reelection in 1892 but sought it again in 1894 and was defeated. Prior to his position as Mayor of NYC he was elected sheriff of New York County in 1885.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group