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Object Name SOUVENIR
Catalog Number 0985.10.00151
Description Four brass, two-piece, large South Carolina State Seal buttons with backmarks "SCOVILL & CO / WATERBURY" are placed at four corners of cardboard mat; three crossed pieces of palmetto in the center of a sheet of paper.
Dimensions W-8 L-10 inches
Owned Theodore Trapier
Made Scovill and Co.
Provenance The button and palmetto art contains buttons with the South Carolina State Seal and palmetto from the tree under which the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession was signed.

"Piece of the palmetto tree under which the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession was signed. (A palmetto tree was placed on the stage at the Secession Convention and the Ordinance was signed under shadow of its branches.) ... Together with buttons from a coat worn by himself [Theodore Trapier] during the war."
People Trapier, Theodore
Subjects Secession
States' rights