~ The George Washington Inaugural button Portion of the Website is a Club for Members Only ~
The Early Military Button Portion is Open To The Public. All Submissions Are Welcome.
Welcome to Isabela’s George Washington Inaugural button website. This website is going to help collectors study GWI buttons, post-colonial U.S. Military buttons, and various 18th Century Freemason engraved objects. Through years of research into these historical GWI buttons, I found it just as important to study all the various engraved arts that were produced by Mason controlled guilds throughout the 13 states. So this site will have a multitude of 17th & 18th century engraved objects that have associated links of symbolism to ancient cultures from around the world. I found it necessary to study all ancient engraved objects to unlock the hidden symbolism that is secretly embedded in George Washington Inaugural, New Nation Tribute, and Jacobite Secret Society buttons. As I studied all these various ancient engraved objects, I found the information and skills within the art of engraving to be tightly controlled by religions, birthrights-bloodlines, and Freemason guilds. So, not only will we study these adjacent engraved fields, but we will also have to briefly look into the men’s lives who created these engraved objects. I found it necessary to expand the study of the engraving arts into family bloodlines, nationality allegiances, and religious beliefs. So, I will try to provide as much historical and pertinent information of each engraved artifact as I add it into my library’s reference section. I will be happy to work with any knowledgable person or button enthusiast that can offer their knowledge and insight into their specialty field of engraving. Your picture contributions and information will help me create a worldwide public database that will enhance the knowledge of ancient engravings in various items. I will do my best to provide the most accurate information on any known engravings, makers, or manufactures. So, all collectors and researchers should note, this website is a “Work in Progress”, and I will update the website’s sections as new information presents itself. I specifically designed this website to be user friendly and completely interactive between others and myself researchers. So, if your a treasure hunter and find a really neat historical button or some kind of engraved object on a dig, or someone just looking to find out some historical information of interest, just shoot me a quick call or e-mail if you can not find it within the section of interest.
Listed below are the various George Washington Inaugural buttons, Post-Colonial U.S. Military buttons, and 17th & 18th century engraved objects. All the various buttons and engraved objects are displayed within it’s own boxed section. When you click on the artifact section you are interested in, it will lead into the pages containing either all the known example types, or the examples I have been able to upload so far. I will do my best to provide you with the best quality photos utilizing real specimens from either my own collection or other people’s submissions. So, this should help you easily identify the various engraved objects from the website’s archives straightforward and uncomplicated. Most sections will not have reproductions, but some sections will. I believe it is important for collectors and researchers to study both! Just remember to check the site often because collectors are constantly contributing information and pictures from their own collections. Also, metal detector enthusiasts have been graciously offering pictures of their new finds. One last note, anyone who own a George Washington Inaugural button I ask that you please take a few minutes and photo your button. I am trying to catalog every known specimen to exist! Since I began collecting GWI buttons 20 years ago there was only 650 known. By tracking over the years all the specimens that were either sold in auctions or private sales, I estimate there are around 1350. My goal for this website is to make the GWI library complete one day for future collectors, and also attract new collectors into the field of GWI button collecting. Just remember once again, it is only with your help with contributions of information and pictures that I can turn this web site’s library into a valuable tool for all future American Political Button collectors and researchers of engraved historical memorabilia.
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The Isabela Collection