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George B. McClellan button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0255
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round brass George B. McClellan button features a centered tintype portrait of McClellan who wears a dark double-breasted military jacket with epaulets. "McClellan" is printed in black above the subject's head. The portrait is rectangular with rounded corners and is surrounded by raised braided trim. A ring of stars and "Pat. Apr. 2, 1861" are embossed around the portrait. Raised braided trim encircles the button. The top is pierced with a hole. There is no backing on the reverse. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum