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B.Y.P.U. of America 1901

B.Y.P.U. of America 1901 Chicago Button Museum
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CHICAGO 1901 VISITOR 11th INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION B.Y.P.U OF AMERICA COLISEUM JULY 25-28, 1901
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A woman in a dress, chest plate that has the words "I Will", and head piece stands between red text on a yellowed background. A brown ribbon hangs below the button featuring gold text and a gold shield depicting the Bible. 

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Union Bug
BUTTONS MADE BY
THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO
NEWARK, N.J., U.S.A.
PAT. APRIL 14, 1836
JULY 21, 1896

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COPYRIGHTED 1901 THE INTER-OCEAN PUB CO.

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The Chicago Coliseum was the premier indoor arena and convention center in Chicago from 1900 until the Chicago Stadium opened in 1929.  Located at 1513 S. Wabash Avenue, the Coliseum could house up to 12000 patrons at any given time.  The venue was closed in 1971 because it didn’t meet fire code standards and fell into disrepair.  It was demolished in 1982 and part of the Libby façade was donated to the Chicago History Museum.  The site is now occupied by the Soka Gakkai USA Cultural Center.  Coliseum Park, across the street serves as a commemorative space to the historic structure.

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CH0060
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