Summary

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

World War I-era pressed tin fundraising badge - 'Peace 1919'. The badge features the British Union Jack flag, encrcled by a wreath, against a white background.

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 badge featuring the British Union Jack flag, encrcled by a wreath, against a white background that is flecked with yellow spots.The words 'Peace 1919' are written in small text above the flag. 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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