Pinback button featuring Marshall Major Taylor

Image for Pinback button featuring Marshall Major Taylor
Created by
Whitehead & Hoag Company, American, 1892 - 1965
Subject of
Taylor, Marshall Walter, American, 1878 - 1932
Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, American, 1891 - 1975
Medium
ink on paper, metal and celluloid
Dimensions
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1899
Description
A circular pinback button featuring an image of a Marshall "Major" Taylor dressed in a blue and red striped shirt. The image is at the center of the button and is surrounded by a red circle atop the white background. Text inside the circle reads: [MAJOR TAYLOR / IVER JOHNSON CYCLES]. The back of the pin has a label for The Whitehead & Hoag Company that has black type that reads: [THE / WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. / NEWARK, N.J. / (Logo of Union Label) / PATENTED / JULY 17, 1894 / April 14, 1896 JULY 21, 1896] and a metal fastener.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Business
Cycling
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number
2011.159.3.47
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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