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German Labor Day pin

Object | Accession Number: 2005.367.30

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    German Labor Day pin

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Pin issued in Germany in 1937 to commemorate Labor Day. The national holiday was established by the Nazi government in 1933 and observed on May 1.
    Date
    commemoration:  1937 May 01
    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Mary Washington Galleries
    Markings
    front, left, raised : 1 MAI [May 1]
    front, right, raised : 1937

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Object Type
    Lapel pins (aat)
    Physical Description
    Circular, black, cast metal pin. It has araised center image of nude boy standing on the spread wings of an eagle. Eagle holds in its talons a wreath with a swastika in its center. German text to left and right of boy. Back has pin clasp attached by 2 raised metal guides.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm) | Width: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm) | Depth: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The pin was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the University of Mary Washington Galleries.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:43:58
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