Tennessee State Seal ButtonBrass Tennessee button with the state seal depicting the Roman numeral XVI to signify that Tennessee was the 16th
state to enter the Union in 1796. The plow, sheaf of wheat ,and cotton
stalk are symbols of Tennessee agriculture, and the riverboat represents
the importance of river traffic to commerce in the state. Tennessee's
official state motto is also "Agriculture and Commerce." Use of this version of the state seal dates to September 25, 1801. Made by Waterbury, USA.
Available in sizes:
Size Medium, approximately 3/4", used primarily on Shell Jackets and Frock Coats.
Size Small, approximately 5/8", used on Caps, Vests, Cuffs, Overcoat Capes, etc.
Original dug button of southern wartime manufacture. Backmark states that it was made by Steele & Johnson 1860.