Black and white photograph of Cardinal Gibbons and Bishop Curley of Baltimore with the years 1834 1934 1921 and 1934 on it in white.
This button is likely from a celebration in Baltimore, which commemorated the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Maryland, as well as the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cardinal James Gibbons. In 1934, Maryland was colonized by English settlers who were seeking religious freedom. Many of the settlers were of the Catholic faith and were denied rights in England for failing to be loyal to the King's church, the Church of England.
Pictured on the left of the button is Cardinal James Gibbons who served as archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 until his death in 1921. On the right is Bishop Michael Joseph Curley, who succeeded Cardinal Gibbons as archbishop and served in that position until 1936.
Sources: Maryland Historical Society. (n.d.). MD history q&a. Retrieved from http://www.mdhs.org/education/teachers/md-history-qa
The Archdiocese of Baltimore. (n.d.). Most Rev. Michael Joseph Curley. Retrieved from http://www.archbalt.org/about-us/the-archdiocese/our-history/people/curl...