Pinback button featuring Willie Simms

Manufactured by
Whitehead & Hoag Company, American, 1892 - 1965
Subject of
Simms, Willie, American, 1870 - 1927
Date
ca. 1895
Medium
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions
Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Description
A circular pinback button with an image of American jockey Willie Simms. The button has a white background with black type above the image of Simms that reads: [SIMS, (sic) CELEBRATED AMERICAN JOCKEY.]. The center of the pin features the image of Simms wearing a white shirt with a blue stripe and white hat. 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. / PATENTED / JULY 17, 1894. / April 14, 1896.] and a metal fastener.
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Topic
Athletes
Sports
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
2011.159.3.66
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd569794597-64e9-4adc-97b2-b60fe3285b11