Friday, July 8, 2011
Rudolph Valentino Memorial Button and Ribbon
This is a memorial button and ribbon presumably from 1926, celebrating Valentino. The button depicts a drawing of Valentino with his name, at the bottom it reads: Born 1895, At Rest 1926. The ribbon reads: In Memory. I am unsure or the origins of this item. This could have been created by the studios or simply by peddlers in New York who sold them to the crowd as they waited to pass his body in Campbells. I wish I had more information about this item; however, I find it to be a unique piece that was most likely cherished by his true fans who was around in 1926 and lived through the time of his death.