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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
David Baillie, British, 1786 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
pewter
Dimensions:
Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm), 4.4Grams
Type:
buttons (fasteners)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, South America
Date:
1828-1834
Description:
A round pewter button with "D BAILLIE / G•GROVE" stamped on the front. This button would have been sewn onto an enslaved person's shirt to identify him or her as belonging to David Baillie of Golden Grove Plantation, British Guyana. The button has considerable wear with pitting on both sides.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.32.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.32.5