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Object Name Badge, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.311
Date ca. 1949
Material(s) Silk/Plastic/Brass
Dimensions H-5.125 W-2 inches
Description This object is an aide's badge for the presidential inauguration of Harry S. Truman on January 20th, 1949. The pin has a brass frame with a white plastic insert. "AIDE" is printed in black on the placard.A white ribbon with gold lettering hangs from the pin. "1789-1949 / 41st / INAUGURAL" is printed in gold on top portion. In the center of the ribbon is a seal featuring embellishment and "INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT" printed around the imagery of a capitol building with stars surrounding it. Below this imagery, "HARRY S. TRUMAN / ALBEN W. BARKLEY / JAN. 20TH / 1949" is also printed in gold. An Allied Printing Trade Council Union Label stamp is featured in gold on the back of the ribbon.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 41st Presidential Inauguration
People Truman, Harry S.
Barkley, Alben William
Subjects Inaugurations
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Presidential inaugurations
Vice presidents
Political elections
Politics & government
Search Terms Washington (D.C.)
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
political souvenirs
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS