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    1892 Providence Committee Badge
    Gold Badge with Original Case

    1892 City of Providence Columbian Exposition Gold Committee Badge, Mint State. 19.4 grams, 48 x 94 mm., specific gravity 11.0. Unlisted in Eglit. The front of this scutiform piece depicts a scene of Columbus landing in the new world, with COLUMBUS above 1492, and 1892 below in enameled lettering. Above that is an attached, multi-colored enameled hanger with crossed flags of the United States, and a flag of Spain from the time of Columbus, and above that is a pin-back identifying the Committee of the City of Providence. The reverse is inscribed with names of the Providence Committee members including Chairman Henry B. Winship, Secretary D. F. Hayden, and members Edwin D. McGuinness, Clinton D. Sellew, C. Frank Parkhurst, and James Burdick. The condition is extraordinary with exceptional engraving, and comes with its original case.

    Henry Bruce Winship was born in Rhode Island in 1843, and died in Massachusetts in 1904. He was a partner and president of J.B. Barnaby & Co. clothiers in Providence in 1885. He served as an Alderman of the fourth ward in Providence, and as a park commissioner. Daniel Franklin Hayden was born in Rhode Island in 1856, and died there in 1909. In 1900, he was clerk of the city council in Providence. Edwin Daniel McGuinness was born in Providence in 1856, and died there in 1901. He was an attorney who served as mayor of Providence from 1894 to 1898. Clinton Daniel Sellew was born in Connecticut in 1839 and died in Rhode Island in 1915. He was a silk merchant, a scribe, a notary public, and Providence postmaster, according to various sources. C. Frank Parkhurst was an attorney who was born in Rhode Island in 1854, and died there in 1925. James Burdick was a member of the Providence city council for many years, and described as one of the best known citizens of the city. He disappeared from his summer home in Niantic on July 12, 1905, and apparently perished a short time later.
    From The Alan V. Weinberg Collection, Part II.


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