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Faithfulness Violet

Faithfulness Violet Advertising Button Museum
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FAITHFULNESS VIOLET
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Illustration of a purple violet with green leaves on a white background with black text on the top and bottom edge.

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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK N.J. PATENTED JULY 17, 1894 APRIL 14, 1896 JULY 21, 1896

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PAT JULY 21 1896

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This button was a give-away button from American Pepsin Gum Company and was part of a collectible set. Many gum manufactures in the late 1800's used pepsin powder in their chewing gum and marketed it as a way to aid in digestion. Pepsin was thought to settle stomach issues and help people with digestive concerns.

Symbolism and meaning of the violet has Christian/religious roots. Christian symbolism uses the violet to embody the humility and modesty of Mary.  Other Christian illustrations for the violet include faithfulness and spiritual wisdom.  

Catalog ID: 
AD0141
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