Item Type: Badge
Full Description: One of two sets of Silk lapel badges, as worn by players attending the Philadelphia Concertina Club's gatherings at Atlantic City, around 1903. In this large lapel badge, the item has a star arrangement of ribbons around a gilt-edged badge with the wording "Committee", and has two silk ribbons below, labelled in gilt "Philadelphia" and "Concertina Club"; the ribbon is undated. These gatherings were undoubtedly for players of the large Chemnitzer-style concertina whose stronghold was the central states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. See Dan Worral's on-line article on the history of the Anglo concertina in the United States [http://www.concertina.com/worrall/anglo-in-united-states/] for more information. See also Item NC.4.6-001 [http://www.concertinamuseum.com/NC406-001.htm]
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: 4.6-002
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