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Employment identification badge of unidentified employee

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
American Emblem Company, American  Search this
Issued by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
metal with paper and plastic
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Type:
badges
Place made:
Utica, Oneida County, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s
Description:
An employee identification badge of an unidentified employee from an unidentified company. The metal badge is circular with a pin and clasp on the back. The front of the badge has a black and white photograph of an unidentified female employee. The woman is featured from the neck up and is facing the camera. A height chart is behind her. Two sets of numbers are featured on the badge: [637] is placed above the woman in large black type; [463] is featured below the woman in smaller white type. The number below the woman is most likely her employee identification number and the number above is most likely a factory number. The back of the pin has a makers mark and a patent number.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Identity  Search this
Labor  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2018.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e42c367f-89e7-48de-b79d-b3d9d74afbb7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.20