Dec 11, 2014 - Sale 2370

Sale 2370 - Lot 171

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,400 - $ 1,800
Group of 30 American ID badges, including 11 of women and 19 of men, and from a variety of manufacturing and institutional locations, such as the Federal Works Agency, the Campbell Soup Company, Crucible Steel in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Navy Fleet Supply Base, American Bridge Company, Sun Oil Company Refinery, and a prison. The images include women in bandanas, men grinning, in specs, hats, an incarcerated man with a thin mustache, and one smoldering fellow. Most are circular, but one is a hexagon, and 3 are rectilinear, measuring about 2 inches (5.1 cm.) in diameter, or slightly smaller; two with buckle straps, but most are pinbacks with metal frames and plastic coverings over the photographs. 1940s-50s

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From the Collection of Mark Michaelson.