Badge promoting Samuel Tilden for president, 1876. Brass shell with inset ferrotype. Unlisted in DeWitt (mate to RBH 1876-17).
Ornamental clasp in the shape of eagle, from which is suspended a shield-shaped drop bearing inset ferrotype of Tilden, crossed flags above and a scroll bearing the legend, OUR CENTENNIAL PRESIDENT, below, with panel below inscribed, 1876. Size refers to drop; measures approx. 2" overall.
Exceedingly rare, and a superb specimen.