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Object Name Badge, Membership
Catalog Number 2015.00.91
Maker Schwaab S. & S. Co.
Date 1900-1920
Material(s) Brass
Dimensions H-2.125 W-1.5 inches
Description This brass souvenir badge features an image of Robert E. Lee. The badge is made of two pieces. The top part of this badge is made of a curved bar with the word "SOUVENIR" in the center and has a decorative scroll design along the top center edge. Hanging from this bar by one link is a Maltese cross design with five arms, each with a delicate scroll on each arm. A circular center is superimposed over the intersection of the arms. The center has a beaded edge and reads "CONFEDERATE GENERAL / ROBT. E. LEE" along the interior border. An image of Lee with his sword drawn while mounted on a horse is in the center. The back of the cross has the maker's information printed at the top: "SCHWAAB S. & S. CO. MILWAUKEE."
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Schwaab S. & S. Co.
Lee, Robert E.
Subjects Badges
Search Terms American Civil War
United Confederate Veterans
Confederate States of America
Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS