Summary

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

World War I-era pressed tin fundraising badge. An olive wreath encircles red text: 'Anzac Apr. 25. 1915', on a white background. The paper image covering the facing side of the badge is damaged by rust. The badge would have been made at a later date.

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 white badge featuring an olive wreath encircling red capitalised text. The paper image covering the facing side of the badge is damaged by rust. The word 'Copyright' is also written at the bottom of the badge. The back of the badge is a dull tin with minor rust. A bent nail has been utilised as the pin and is attached through a hole in the back of the badge.

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