Major-General Robert Baden-Powel; 1900
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Major-General Robert Baden-Powel; 1900

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Circular tin button badge with a celluloid covered paper union jack overlaid with an image of Major-General Robert Baden-Powell. Produced to commemorate Baden-Powell's role in raising the siege of the town of Mafeking during the Second Anglo-Boer War. This victory, in May 1900, was greeted with great patriotic fervour in London. Cheap, mass produced badges celebrating British victories in the Anglo-Boer war became popular souvenirs and could be easily purchased from London's street traders, always quick to cash in on the popular mood of celebration.
 

Date

1900 AD - 1900 AD
 

Image Number

009518
 

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