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Button with Post Office Department seal

Description:

Adapted from the Post Office Department’s seal, the metal button features a post rider on a galloping horse with “U.S.A.” imprinted along the top and “P.O.D.” (Post Office Department) along the bottom. The Waterbury Button Company of Waterbury, Connecticut, manufactured this button, which met the regulations for postal jackets created between 1868 and 1873.

Reference:

Albert, Alphaeus H. Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons. Boyertown, PA: Boyertown Pub. Co., 1969.

http://blue.usps.gov/postalhistory/histuniforms_buttons.htm Accessed July 6, 2005.

Date:
1868-1873
Markings:
U.S.A. / Figurative: horse and rider / P.O.D. [recto]; WATERBURY BUTTON CO. [verso]
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diam 0.875 in. (2.2225 cm.)
Museum ID:
1996.2010.76
Place:
Connecticut

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