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Belt plate

Belt plate
Title
Belt plate
Date 
1900-1940
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 x 1/4 in. ( 6.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Oval brass plate with scale at top; above stork sitting on nest full of chicks.
Object Number 
Z.2718
Marks 
stamped: top: "JUSTICE"; bottom: "UNION AND CONFIDENCE"
Gallery Label 
This plate was found in the files of the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee. It was probably part of a collection of replicas of 18th and 19th century buttons and military badges owned by William L. Calver, the Committee's chairman. It is of the type worn by some Union state troops during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group