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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number FIC2009.05403g
Description Pin made of ivory or shell in the shape of a rectangle. On the front is carved a palmetto tree with the ANV and SC state flags painted below the branches. There is one line bordering the edge with a star burst design in each corner.
Dimensions W-0.875 L-1 D-0.25 inches
Owned James V. Welsh (possible)
Made possibly James V. Welsh
Provenance May have been made by prisoner of war James V. Welsh of South Carolina, the maker of 0985.10.34 (button with painted flowers), as these pieces are all very similar to this. Welsh was imprisoned at Rock Island, Illinois.
People Welsh, James V. (tentative)
Search Terms flag imagery
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war