DescriptionGeorge McClellan: Outstanding Ferrotype Shield Badge. 7/8" x 1" silvered brass shell badge housing a ferrotype of McClellan superimposed on a hand-painted red, white and blue flag or banner suspended from a dowel. An eagle holds the banner in its beak. It is also dated 1864. Likely made by the same manufacturer who made the ferrotype jugates issued that year. Retains the original stickpin attachment and some traces of the original silvering. The ferrotype is very nice. We estimate there are five specimens or fewer in existence.
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