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Patriotic Americana IN GOD WE TRUST Brass Match Holder

Patriotic Americana IN GOD WE TRUST Brass Match Holder


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Brass: Pre 1900: Item # 462199
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Outstanding brass match holder the pocket formed in the shape of a shield and punch-decorated in a stars and stripes pattern. The pocket is surmounted by a punch-decorated American eagle underneath the motto “In God We Trust”. This motto was adopted in 1863 as a subtle government reminder during the Civil War that God was on the side of the Union troops fighting to end the evil of slavery. The backplate has a punchwork border and also a hole for hanging.

Origin: America, ca. 1860s. Condition: excellent, all original, nice patina. Size: 3-15/16” x 2-1/2” x 5/8” deep.