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Created by:
Whitehead & Hoag Company, American, 1892 - 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Marshall Walter Taylor, American, 1878 - 1932  Search this
Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, American, 1891 - 1975  Search this
ink on paper, metal and celluloid
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place made:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1899
A circular pinback button featuring an image of a Marshall "Major" Taylor dressed in a blue and red striped shirt. The image is at the center of the button and is surrounded by a red circle atop the white background. Text inside the circle reads: [MAJOR TAYLOR / IVER JOHNSON CYCLES]. The back of the pin has a label for The Whitehead & Hoag Company that has black type that reads: [THE / WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. / NEWARK, N.J. / (Logo of Union Label) / PATENTED / JULY 17, 1894 / April 14, 1896 JULY 21, 1896] and a metal fastener.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
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Cycling  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture