Summary

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

World War I-era pressed tin fundraising badge - 'Hospital Day'. The image features a sun half risen/setting above an expanse of water.

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 pressed tin badge featuring a sun, half risen or half set above the horizon of a body of water. The words 'Hospital Day' are written across the top and bottom of the badge in red. The back of the badge is a dull tin, with mild rust and scratches. A bent nail has been utilised as the pin and is attached through holes in the back of the badge.

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