INDIAN BATTLES OF NEW ULM CELEBRATION BUTTON 1862-1902

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 14, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
VINTAGE ORIGINAL WHITEHEAD & HOAG BUTTON 1902 made for the
40th ANNIVERSARY INDIAN MASSACRE CELEBRATION of NEW ULM, MINN., AUG. 23, 1902 1862-1902 KNOWN AS; THE BATTLES OF NEW ULM, THE SIEGE OF NEW ULM & THE DAKOTA WAR
VERY RARE PIECE OF HISTORY - NICE CONDITION
SIZE IS 1 1/4"
This is a very rare button celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1862 Indian (Native American) Massacre in New Ulm, Minn. This button was made by Whitehead & Hoag, the original producers of the celluloid pin back button. Whitehead & Hoag is the most sought after buttons by collectors. I have not seen another one of these in over 30 years. This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare piece of American History.
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Additional Information:
Whitehead and Hoag (1892-1921) made many different types of advertising, political, and fraternal items. The company developed and patented celluloid so they could produce advertising more durable than just paper. The most common item they made was the celluloid pin back button. These were mostly advertising, political or commemorative and have a wide range in price depending on their rarity and subject matter. The Whitehead and Hoag Company
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