Summary

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

World War I-era pressed tin fundraising badge - 'Anzac Day'. The badge features a silhouetted bugler wearing a Slouch Hat, against a backgroud that fades from yellow to orange.

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 bugler in silhouette wearing a slouch hat, depicted against a background that fades from yellow to orange, within a gold border. The words 'Anzac Day' are written in black text above the bugler. 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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