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    help with button id

    has anyone seen or know any information concerning these buttons? I was lucky enough to find these 6 over the past two weeks and can not find any info on what DHS may stand for. The back mark is (Wanamaker & Brown. Phil) which I was able to find out that they were only using this back mark between 1860 and 1868. Other than that I could find no further leads on their origins. I'm guessing a post war button for possibly a school but not sure. Any help would be great! Thanks all for any help!!
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    It is listed as a school/academy button in Albert's book, but there is no accompanying information.
    There is a note in my book where I wrote the possibility of Dr. Holbrook's Military School in New York
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    Creskol seems to be onto something with Dr. Holbrook's Military School in New York.

    Sound's like you might want to pursue this lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    It is listed as a school/academy button in Albert's book, but there is no accompanying information.
    There is a note in my book where I wrote the possibility of Dr. Holbrook's Military School in New York
    Thank you!!
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    Very nice buttons, Congrats!!!
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    A tip for y'all, when you are trying to correctly "interpret" the meaning of initials shown on a button's front:
    When the final letter of the 2 or 3 or 4 initials is an S, it often stands for School (or, less often, Society). When the final two letters are HS, they almost always stand for High School. A famous example of that is Episcopal High School, which had a Military school section, whose cadets joined the Confederate Army when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. That is why a good number of EHS buttons have been dug in early-war Confederate army encampments in VA. Cadets from many other Military Schools, north and south, did the same thing when the war started. Check the Albert button-book's section on "Schools & Universities."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    A tip for y'all, when you are trying to correctly "interpret" the meaning of initials shown on a button's front:
    When the final letter of the 2 or 3 or 4 initials is an S, it often stands for School (or, less often, Society). When the final two letters are HS, they almost always stand for High School. A famous example of that is Episcopal High School, which had a Military school section, whose cadets joined the Confederate Army when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861. That is why a good number of EHS buttons have been dug in early-war Confederate army encampments in VA. Cadets from many other Military Schools, north and south, did the same thing when the war started. Check the Albert button-book's section on "Schools & Universities."
    That doesn't always hold true, does it, Pete? I mean there is a button CHS which is thought to be Chauncey Hall School.
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    Creskol wrote:
    > That doesn't always hold true, does it, Pete? I mean there is a button CHS which is thought to be Chauncey Hall School.

    Ummm… you're right, m'friend… which is why my post specifically said "When the final two letters are HS, they almost always stand for High School." Note the presence of the weasel-word "almost" in it. ;-)
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