Badge worn by a member of the Iroquois Club of Chicago to the inauguration of President Grover Cleveland, Washington, DC, Mar. 4, 1893. Gilt brass, copper, silk. Childs, Chicago. Decorative hanger with tomahawk and inscription, IROQUOIS CLUB CHICAGO, from which is suspended by a smaller hanger of arrows, two silk ribbons and medal drops; a larger uniface gilt brass medal with bust of Cleveland to right, marked S.D.CHILD'S & CO. at truncation, suspended by American flag ribbon with variant star pattern, and a smaller uniface copper medal bearing the emblem of the club, suspended by a teal ribbon bearing the legend, INAUGURATION/ GROVER CLEVELAND/ MARCH 4,/ 1893. Rubber-stamped on the verso of latter ribbon, "This Souvenir Medal manufactured by S.D. Childs & Co., 140 & 142 Monroe St., Chicago." Light age and wear to ribbons, otherwise excellent.
Possibly the largest and most elaborate 19th century inauguration badge we've offered! Superior to example in the Frent collection, which sold for $525 with buyer's premium in March 2018 (The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2, Lot 31122).