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World War I US Shipyard Volunteer Lapel Stud

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Identifier: 1992-113-0023

Title: World War I US Shipyard Volunteer Lapel Stud

Description: Small oval copper lapel stud featuring an image of a ship on water and the words "SHIPYARD VOLUNTEER". Given to shipyard volunteers during World War I after signing up to aid the war effort by building ships. Men who volunteered for shipyard work were also exempt from the military draft.

Rights: UND


Dates: circa 1917

Type(s): Stud, Clothing

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

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918


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