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Object Name RELIGIOUS BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00015a-b
Description The religious badges consist of two religious pictures trimmed in lace and purple ribbon held together with a length of brown string. The pictures are used as a devotional device. (.15a) is called "Our Lady of Mt. Carmel" containing the Madonna, Child, a man, and cherubs. (.15b) is called "Devotion to the Sacred Heart" with two angels kneeling in prayer in the bottom corners and clouds, two hearts aflame, and center "star" with "IHS" in the center. The badges are silkscreened prints on silk with a yellow card backed with ground felt, trimmed with lace and a purple ribbon. The religious badges are located in a leather wallet (.15). "[S]ent to my husband at the ______ ______ _____ and worn by him in London" is written on the back of (.15b) "Turgis / New York" is stamped on the back of both badges.
Owned Jefferson Davis
Made Turgis\Manufacturer
Provenance The religious badges were "sent to my husband at the ______ ______ _____ and worn by him in London" (quote from back of [.15b]). Jefferson Davis kept the religious badges in a black leather wallet (.15). The wallet and badges came with the Davis family effects.
People Davis, Jefferson