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World War I US Exempt Lapel Pin

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Identifier: 1992-113-0022

Title: World War I US Exempt Lapel Pin

Description: World War I US Exempt lapel stud. Worn by men to show that they were exempt from the US Draft during the war to avoid negative perceptions of draft dodging or "slacking." Small copper lapel pin with a shield and the words "EXEMPT/ US" on the front.



Dates: circa 1918

Type(s): Stud, Clothing

Maker/Creator: Whitehead and Hoag Company, Newark, NJ

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918


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