c. 1910 Walter Family Reunion Antique Pinback Button by Whitehead Hoag
Walter Genealogy: Walter Family Reunion Button #600:
This is an early antique celluloid and brass reunion badge from an early 20th century Walter Family Reunion. It measures 1.25 inches in diameter, with a brass rim, tin back, an embossed marking on back of the Whitehead & Hoag (and Jones) Company. This famous advertising and pinback button company was in Newark, New Jersey, Essex County and historical info on this company can be found in web searches. There are many collectors of their fine quality memorabilia.
wiki: "Celluloid is considered the first thermoplastic, invented in the mid to late 19th century. It has the look of ivory, and became widely as a much cheaper and easier substitute for ivory, horn or other expensive animal products. "Ivorine" or "French Ivory" are other names. It was also used for dressing table sets, dolls, picture frames, charms, hat pins, buttons, buckles, stringed instrument parts, accordions, fountain pens, cutlery handles and kitchen items."
This old pin was was found in in New England, in Worcester County, Massachusetts, MA. Can you picture a whole Walter family reunion sitting down to a large family picnic all wearing these buttons? A great Walter family treasure! Original, clean, and a beautiful historical memento.
Size 1.25 inches in diameter
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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