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Object Name Escutcheon
Other Name Reunion/23rd O.V.I.
Object Number 1877.2.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description Painted in oil on canvas; dark wood frame; primary colors of red, blue and gold; printed in gold letters on a red cross within the shield is a list of Civil War battles and raids plus a listing of Hayes' civilian accomplishments; on a flowing blue banner under shield: "Brevet Maj. General U.S.V. Rutherford B. Hayes,"; gold scroll work on each side of shield; above shield is the U. S. Eagle emblem.
Date 1877/09/14
Title Escutcheon
Dimensions W-25 L-30 inches
Material paint; canvas
Made by J. P. Reynolds & Co., Reynolds Escutcheons of Military and Naval Service
Provenance This escutcheon bearing the military and civilian record of President Hayes was presented to him by the 23rd O.V.I. Association at the reunion held in Fremont, Ohio on September 14, 1877. The escutcheon was made by J. P. Reynolds & Co. and cost $100 at the time. See "A" file for correspondence between J. P. Reynolds & Co. and Webb C. Hayes, the receipt of payment and a color photograph of the escutcheon. Ref. Austine Snead (transcription), March 28, 1878. Snead writes about the escutcheon hanging in the White House sitting room: "...on the wall hangs a framed escutcheon, painted in oil..."
People Snead, Austine
Search Terms 23rd O.V.I.
J. P. Reynolds & Co
Austine Snead
Civil War