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Other Name
UNIFORM BUTTONS
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1944
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS?
Catalogue Number
P20010021011
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UNIFORM BUTTONS
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1944
Materials
BRASS?
No. Pieces
4
Description
BUTTONS ARE GOLD IN COLOR WITH AN AMERICAN EAGLE ON THE FACE, HOLDING OLIVE BRANCHES AND SPEARS IN IT'S TWO TALONS. THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT SIZES. THE LARGEST BUTTON IS 1.3 CM IN HEIGHT, WITH A 2.8 CM DIAMETER. THE THREE SMALLER BUTTONS ARE 1.1 CM IN HEIGHT, AND 1.6 CM IN DIAMETER. ON THE BACK OF THE THREE SMALLER BUTTONS ARE THE WORDS "NY CITY BUTTON WORKS". ON THE BACK OF THE LARGER BUTTON, THERE ARE THE WORDS "C.EVANS & CO. INC...." THE REST OF THE WORDS ARE FADED.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING -- ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THESE BUTTONS WERE USED ON THE UNITED STATES MILITARY UNIFORMS WORN BY MEMBERS OF THE FSSF. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20010021011
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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