Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Brass gallows-shaped lapel pin.
[ca. 1887]
1 lapel pin: brass; 15/16 in.

Brass lapel pin in the shape of a scaffold with a small wire noose attached to the top. Stamped into the metal at the bottom is "Nov. 11 / 1887."

After the execution of 4 of the defendants in the Haymarket Riot trial, pins like this one were worn by people who felt the defendants had been unjustly convicted and sentenced.

Gift of Mrs. Olive Sprogle Herne (CHS 1958.420).

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Lapel Pin