Summary

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

Circular red, white and blue fundraising badge from a campaign raising money for the blind - 'For Those Who Cannot See', June 1921. In the centre of the badge is a large white 'B'.

One of 24 fundraising badges attached to a black velvet ribbon. Purchased and collected by the donor's great-grandmother, Mrs LIllie Mary Hollinger, in Melbourne (probably Canterbury).

Badges were worn or displayed on ribbons during and after World War I, commemorating involvement in the war effort and expressing patriotism. They were generally made to raise funds for particular causes, including comforts and medical aid for those serving overseas; assisting widows and children of deceased soldiers; and assisting with the purchase of aids and treatment for soldiers who returned with disabilities.

Physical Description

Circular red, white and blue pressed tin badge with the phrase 'For Those Who Cannot See June 1921' written in capitals around the outer edge of the badge. In the centre of the badge is a bold, large 'B' in white, on a dark blue background. Back of badge is a dull tin showing mild rust. Pin is missing from back.

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