GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.
Unique Ca 1913 Badges & Photo of 1st Patrol Driver San Antonio Texas City Police
ARTIFACT: This is a small grouping, circa 1913, of Badges & a period Photograph of San Antonio City Police Police Patrol Driver #1, Edwin L. Andersen. Andersen is pictured behind the wheel of San Antonio's first motorized Police Patrol vehicle (AKA Paddy Wagon) in the photograph, which has a much later plate attributing it to 1917, but as Andersen's own hand dates the badge to 1913, the photograph could be earlier.
VINTAGE: Circa 1913.
SIZE: Approximately: Breast Badge:3" x 2-1/4": Hat badge:2-1/2" x 2": Photo Frame:8-1/8" x 7-1/8".
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Badge: Nickel-plated nickel with brass numeral. Photo:wood,photo,glass
ATTACHMENT: Breast Badge: no pin and catch, originally a one-piece safety-type pin and catch. Hat badge: single post with no backing. Photo frame: Loop to hang on wall.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a police badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEJJX18 LCDGEX09/27/19 PSCDIEX09/19
CONDITION: 6+ (Fine - Very Fine): Breast Badge has no pin, and 2 small holes have been punched into it, top and bottom. The Hat Badge is missing the screwback, and has a small hole punched in it at center. The framed photograph is in excellent condition. Overall Fine to Very Fine condition.