Army Patch c. 1918
This is an oval army patch for the 8th Infantry Division. It has Khaki, dirty gold and black colors. It is pictured with a Silhouette of an Indian man wearing a feathered headdress.
Patch c. 1932
This is a cloth arm patch titled Oregon State Police with an eagle likeness and Capitol building likeness.
This is a cloth badge for the Salem Police Black on Green background. “Salem Police” is stitched across the top and below that is a circle with a star. Inside the star is a circle with tiny stars and hills and sun. The badge is in the shape of a shield.
Pendant c. 1914
This is a medal that says Grand Lodge of Oregon, Knights of Pythias Instituted Nov. 8 1881. The front shows a knights armor and shield.
This is a charm or lavaliere. It is pictured with a silver double headed eagle and a Red enamel background and Gold base.
This is a round pinback with an off-white top with green shield that reads: “International Anti-Cigarette League”. The paper label on backside reads: “Pacific Regalia Company Makers, Portland Oregon.
This is a round button. It has a blue top with white lettering that reads: “I support/ $25/ OPEU Flying/ Squadron”.
Button Pinback c. 1998
This is a round button pinback that says “Riverfront Park Dedication — (LOGO) — June 27, 1998 — I Helped Make The Dream A Reality.” It has a purple on white background front.
Button c. 1900-1920
One small round button with open stick attachment device on back. This is gold colored with black printed writing that reads: “Votes for Women”.
This is a white and blue buttons with “Honor Diversity Stop Hate Crime”.
Button c. 1987
This blue button says “Fast for the Hungry” (an experience of self-awareness and sharing) Marion-Polk Food Share.
This white button is campaigning for “Sue Harris for Mayor” and has red stars decorated on it.
Button c. 1970
This white button says “Feminism Lives”.
This tan button with brown letters says “Willie Richardson City Council Ward 7”.
This yellow button with black letters was used to raise awareness to “Restore the Elsinore”.
This red button with white letters is campaigning for “Gracie Hansen Democrat for Governor”.
Ceramic pin c. 1977-1989
This is a rectangular ceramic pin with an illustration of a woman with blond hair and a green and pink polka dot shirt with a voice bubble with the words “Yes! for schools!”.
City Transit Lines Badge
This pin is silver colored and shield shaped. There are two screw-on fastener posts on back side with a round emblem of a bus in relief on the front set in a green enameled surface. The words “City — Transit — Lines — 104” are printed in black letters. “Providence, Rhode Island” is on back. This belonged to Pryor Robertson, a Salem street car driver and later a bus driver.
This is a round, gold colored metal pin with a cut-out around a 5 pointed star. There is a white cross in the middle of star. “50 YEAR — MEMBER” is written around the pin. The pin is clasped on back side. This pin was awarded to Merel Ramp, Mother of the donor, for her 50 year membership in Eastern Star. She joined September 13, 1921.
This is a round pin used by the Junior Red Cross. It is white with a Red Cross and “We Serve” written in blue above the cross.
Street Railway Badge
This is a round, metal pin with a clasp on back side. It is silver colored with gray on the front. The front of the badge reads: “Southern Pacific — Street Railway Lines – 69.” This belonged to Pryor Robertson, A Salem street car driver and later a bus driver.
White Button and Ribbon. C. 1965
This stickpin has a blue ribbon with “Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861 – 1865 Inc.” “75th National Convention Los Angeles California, August 15 – 19, 1965” on the ribbon with the lettering in silver. The button has “DIAMOND JUBILEE” in gold lettering. “1865-1965” with a picture of a medal in gold.
GAR Pin and medal in original envelope. C. 1924
This pin has an Eagle on top, with U. S. Flag and 5 pointed metal star. There is an inscription that says “GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC — 1861 VETERAN 1866. Envelope – “Grand Army Badge — Of Captured Cannon Metal” Description by J. H. Golding, Adjutant General.
This pin is for the Salem Elks Lodge 336. This pin came from the Lester Anderson Estate, and may be from the Cornelius S. Idarton Family of Eugene.
This badge belonged to Cleveland Shields who was the Parks Superintendent for the City of Salem. It reads: “Salem 1 Park Police”.
This is a Salem fire department fire inspector badge/shield.
Oval button c. 1948
This pin is plastic with a pin backing. It was issued by the State of Oregon 1948 for a Chauffeur. The pin has the number 21922 on it, most likely the chauffeur’s number.
Badge c. 1953
This is a badge for Harry J. Lutz from Harrisburg. His name is printed on paper at top of badge. There is a white ribbon hangs below and has, printed in blue with an insignia, “50th Annual Convention of Oregon R.L.C. A. (Rural Letter Carriers Association) Salem, Oregon July 10-12, 1953”.
Yellow -orange ribbon with metal badge. C. 1967
This pin has a ribbon with blue lettering that reads: “50 Memorable Years, Over There, Over Here, Department Convention, Veterans of World War I June 7, 8,9,10, 1967, Salem, Oregon”. It is gold colored, with a round metal badge attached to the bottom and has a red outline of a poppy in the center and blue lettering around a shield that reads “50 Years, Veterans of WWI, U.S.A”.
Pin c. 1898-1902
This is a small cross shaped pin with “UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS, 1898 – 1902” written on it. This is a brass lapel button with swords and various weapons on the edge of the cross.
This was made with brass with a red, white, and yellow ribbon on the back. The lettering “A. U. S. W. V. national auxiliary U. S. W. V. W. & H. CO. NEWARK, N.J.” is on back
This pin did not come with provenance information. However, since many of the other materials in this collection can be connected to Rudolph A. Horn (donor’s father) it is not too much of a stretch to assume that this pin may also have belonged to him. The application for a military headstone for his grave in the City View Cemetery lists an enlistment date for Horn as 10/23/1901, making him involved in the US Military during the time of the Spanish American War. Auxiliary groups tended to be non-veteran, but children and women of veterans. It is possible this button belonged to Johnnie Neal Ward Horn, wife of Rudolph A. Horn.
“U.S. POST OFFICE SALEM, OREGON 27, on back, N.C. WALTER 7 SONS, NEW YORK” is written on the oval shaped metal button with a eagle on the top and is silver in color.
This enameled star-shaped pin with Order of Eastern Star motifs. It is covered with Blue, Red, Green, Yellow and White enamel on brass colored metal. Each lobe of the star has a round metal ball at point. Each arm is a separate color with a separate motif. The center has a pentagram separated into five sections, each with their own image and with the letters FATAL inscribed on each side in black.
Button c. 1975-1985
This button is ~2-inch diameter with a black background and light blue letters that say: “L. B Your DAY in the Senate”. There is a white adhesive label on the back with black printing that reads: “Produced by North Salem High School DECA Salem, Oregon, 97301”.
Button or tag
This thin metal tag, or button, with a blue elephant. Says: “Vote Republican”.
This is a woman’s face button with a 1920’s style with dark pink hat. It is made of ribbon, silk, and other materials used as decorative “buttons” on dresses and other garments. These are new items. Probably store inventory from Renska Swart’s shop.
This round pinback says: “No Sales Tax” with an image of a high-topped shoe in black and white. “No Sales Tax League 2515 10th Ave, Milwaukie Oregon” is written on edge.
This button is ~1 inch diameter with a black background and yellow letters; Top: “Support”, Middle “NOW”, Bottom “Salem”.
Small Red Button
This button has a white six with a black x over it. One leg of x forms bottom of second N for “No On”.
This button has a green background with large white lettering over whole face “ERA YES”.
Pin c. 1952-1956