This is a World War I shipyard volunteer lapel badge, which is oval and shows a steam ship in relief at its center. It was made by Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, New Jersey.
Circa World War I.
Approximately 13/16” in height and 1-1/4” in width.
WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J. and union stamp.
This is from a WWI Home Front collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX17 LEEX7/17
9- (Excellent +): The stud has areas of light to moderate wear and a handsome overall patina.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.