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Title Ribbon badge: German-American Democratic Club of Hoboken, July 4, 1902. Mayor Adolph Lankering.
Object Name Ribbon, Political
Catalog Number 2009.006.0003
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Ribbon badge: German-American Democratic Club of Hoboken, July 4, 1902. Mayor Adolph Lankering. "Public Office is a Public Trust." Stamped metal pin-back clasp bar with red-white-blue striped ribbon imprinted in gold; attached photo button with image of Lankering and text.

Overall: 1-5/8" wide x 4-1/4" long; photo button 1-1/4" diameter.

Lankering served as Hoboken Mayor from 1901-1906. The event held by this organization while obviously related to the Fourth of July holiday was apparently also a rally supporting the Mayor. It could be interpreted as a display of both their patriotism and cultural heritage.

The button is celluloid with a celluloid cap back with the manufacturer's imprint (The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.) Their imprint is also on the ribbon and on the edge of the photo button.
Date 1902-1902
Year Range from 1902.0
Year Range to 1902.0
People Lankering, Adolph
Search Terms German-American Democratic Club
Caption front full object
Imagefile 068\20090060003.TIF
Classification Mayors
Holidays
Ethnic Culture