|Text on Button||Bastian Bros. Co. 355|
White background with black text. Circular window to place a photo. This particular photo is Theron Bastian, of one of the founders of Bastian Brothers.
Bastian Brothers Company opened in 1895 in Rochester, New York by brothers Theron Bastian and Frederick Bastian. Originally a jewelry store, the company quickly began producing customized badges, paperweights, lapel pins, and award products. Bastian Brothers is a totally unionized firm. Bastian Brothers employees wore these pins as their employee identification. There is a small window in the front of the button, behind which a photograph is placed.