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Catalog Number 1962.052
Description Geo. H. Buck Election Banner, c. 1891-1932. Silk cloth banner is rectangular in shape with pointed scallops at bottom. Main body is green and has painted gold-colored text that reads, "SAN MATEO CITIZENS AND / PEOPLES CHOICE / IRRESPECTIVE OF POLITICS / GEO.H.BUCK / (INCUMBENT) / FOR / SUPERIOR JUDGE." Above green section is a scalloped border that is red on the left, white in the center and blue on the right. Both scalloped sections have bronze metallic fringe; fringe is 1" long at top and 2" long at bottom. Entire piece, including bottom of red, white and blue scallop above fringe, is bordered with a ribbon of bronze-colored metallic lace. Piece is backed with a cobalt blue silk fabric. Top of banner is pinched between a gold colored decorative dowel that has been split into two pieces that appear to have been glued back together. A bronze metallic cord is tied at both ends of dowel with three loops at center for hanging.
Object Name Banner
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Geo. H. Buck Election Banner, c. 1891-1932
Date c. 1891-1932
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "SAN MATEO CITIZENS AND / PEOPLES CHOICE / IRRESPECTIVE OF POLITICS / GEO.H.BUCK / (INCUMBENT) / FOR / SUPERIOR JUDGE" (hand-painted on front in bronze)
Provenance
Notes "HON. GEORGE H. BUCK, an eminent jurist and popular citizen of Redwood City, California, where for many years he has acted as Judge of San Mateo county, was born in Harrison, Maine, in 1847. He received a liberal education and for a time had charge of Gorham’s Seminary and Academy in that State. His mind took a legal turn, and believing that the bar afforded him an opening, he entered the office of Woodbury & Ingalls, of Boston, Massachusetts, as a student of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1871. Like most young attorneys, he found it necessary to turn his hand to something while studying for his profession, and accordingly he became a teacher in the Gorham Seminary, where he soon rose to be vice-principal. After being in this position for some time he went West in search of a wider field for his ambition, taking with him a letter from the authorities of the seminary to the effect that he was “eminently well qualified as a teacher and disciplinarian.” He next settled in Cincinnati, and soon became one of the attorneys for the Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette Railroad, which position he held for three years, when his health compelled him to seek a milder climate. Accordingly, in 1875, he came to California. In the fall of 1882 he was elected District Attorney, succeeding himself in the years 1884, 1886 and 1888. In the fall of 1890 he was elected Judge of San Mateo county, to fill an unexpired term, and also for the full term of six years, commencing January 1, 1891." [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~npmelton/smbuc.htm-9/28/2016]
Dimensions H-36 W-24 D-1 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Buck, George H. (Judge)
Elections
Judges
Memorabilia
Subjects Banners
Judges
Memorabilia
People Buck, George H. (Judge)