1. Creator/Author:
  2. A. G. Trimble Co. (1)

Assassinated Presidents pin

Creator:
A. G. Trimble Co.
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Origin Date:
1968
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0632
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Circular celluloid pin features four portraits of American presidents who were assassinated. Each figure is seen inside an ovular space on a white ground while the rest of the pin is black. The portraits are arranged with Abraham Lincoln at the top and John F. Kennedy on the bottom. William McKinley appears on the viewer's right and James A. Garfield is to the viewer's left. Along the bottom rim, there is print present that reads "C. 1968 A.G. Trimble Co. Pgh, Pa. 15222". The back features a single metal needle for securing the pin to clothing. For more information about the memorial celluloid button, see "Lincoln Lore" number 1613, July 1972, page 3. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum