George Washington's inauguration as the first president of the United States inspired enterprising craftsman to issue commemorative buttons with patriotic designs. This coat button features Washington's cipher surrounded by the salute "Long Live the President," the phrase pronounced by Robert Livingston after administering the oath of office to Washington on April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York. More

Date

c. 1789-1797


Geography


Material/Technique

Copper alloy


Dimensions

Overall: 3/8 in. x 1 7/16 in. x 1 7/16 in. (0.97 cm x 3.63 cm x 3.63 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 2005


Object Number

M-4395


Colors


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