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Catalog Number 2016.015.002.32
Description Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Identification Badge, 1975. This is a rectangular laminated Alyeska identification badge issued to James C. Thompson for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. A color photograph of Thompson against a green and white diagonal striped background fills the upper half of the badge. Thompson has medium length brown hair and wears a light colored collared shirt and wire rim glasses. The lower half of the badge shows printed lines with information typewritten in black ink. Text reads, "CONT - CONSULT [construction consultant] / J C THOMPSON / Med Alert NONE / [Social Security number crossed out in black ink] / James C Thompson [cursive signature in blue ink] / Signature / RAYCHEM.” A large `P' in black ink on a square of pink paper is adhered to the bottom left corner, and a sticker with “Alyeska” in black ink on a clear plastic background is adhered vertically at center left over the photograph and printed information. There is a 0.125" x 0.5" hole at top center for attaching a strap. The back of the badge has a torn adhesive label with a white background and a black and red horizontal stripe at center. Partial text is visible. From top to bottom, “A [black ink] / WOR[illegible, printed diagonally in red ink] / 0 [illegible, red ink] / 0 [illegible] 19 / [illegible, black ink] S: OCT 3 [red ink].” Thompson notes that the text on the back of the badge was likely entrance and exit stamps from the various construction camps working on the pipeline.
Object Name Badge, Identification
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Identification Badge, 1975
Date 1975
Creator Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage, Alaska
Role Printer
Inscription Text "CONT - CONSULT [construction consultant] / J C THOMPSON / Med Alert NONE / [Social Security number crossed out in black ink] / James C Thompson [cursive signature in blue ink] / Signature / RAYCHEM” (lower half on front); "P" (on a square of pink paper at bottom left corner); “Alyeska” (vertical at center left); "A [black ink] / WOR[illegible, printed diagonally in red ink] / 0 [illegible, red ink] / 0 [illegible] 19 / [illegible, black ink] S: OCT 3 [red ink]” (across back from top to bottom)
Provenance This identification badge was issued to James C. Thompson after he completed orientation training for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project on August 4, 1975.
Dimensions H-3.25 W-2.5 inches
Dimension Details 3.25" x 2.5"
Search Terms Badge
Badges
Construction
Raychem Corporation
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Subjects Badges
Construction
Construction camps
Identification photographs
Pipelines
People Thompson, James C. (Jim)