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Administrative employee chest badge, number 3655

Description:

U.S. Post Office Department chest badge, number 3655, with vertical hinged pin and safety clasp on verso. Spread eagle surmounts circular medallion with upper portion marked "UNITED STATES POST OFFICE" and lower portion inscribed "NEW YORK CITY, N.Y." Center of medallion bears a backward horse surrounded by the words "POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." The skirt is marked "3655" on raised crest.

This badge was issued by the New York City Post Office Department during the early twentieth century. It was most likely worn by a supervisor.

Date:
early 1900s
Markings:
UNITED STATES POST OFFICE / NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. / 3655
Medium:
nickel silver; brass medallion
Dimensions:
0.325 x 1.937 x 2.325 in. (0.8255 x 4.91998 x 5.9055 cm)
Museum ID:
1996.2010.42
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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