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Object Name: Badge
Date: 1898
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Medium: Metal, cardboard
Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 5 in. ( 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Cincinnati
Description: Stamped sheet metal circular badge suspended from eagle depicting bust of Admiral George Dewey with inscription "ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY U.S.N."; reverse has printed cardboard backing describing Dewey as the Hero of Manila.
Object Number: INV.3506
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Marks: stamped: on obverse below bust: "JAS. MURDOCK, JR. CIN'TI, O." printed: on reverse: "Admiral George Dewey, U.S.N. in command of the Squadron which destroyed the Spanish Fleet, May 1, 1898/AMERICAN CITIZENS!/Wear this BADGE in HONOR of/ADMIRAL GEORGE/DEWEY/THE HERO OF MANILA./Let the glory of his Victory be an inspiration/to the AMERICAN PEOPLE./SAMUEL WARD COMPANY,/MANUFACTURING STATIONERS,/49 FRANKLIN ST., BOSTON/NEW YORK OFFICE, 621 BROADWAY"