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Catalog Number 2010.090.082
Description Kilroy Was Here Pin, c. 1939-1944. Kilroy worked for a ship building company that built military ships. He was an inspector and he left his name on the various parts of the ships that he inspected. People would find his name in odd places and his name traveled from one branch to another to, eventually, civilians and popular culture. Image of gran man's nose, fingers and eyes looking over a red brick wall with three trees in foreground--between which are the words: "KILROY / WAS HERE."
Object Name Pin, Fraternal
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Kilroy Was Here Pin, c. 1939-1944
Date c. 1939-1944
Dimensions H-0.75 W-1.125 D-0.625 inches
Search Terms Pins
Subjects Jewelry
World War II