AGE: Dated 1905
ITEM: From the Whitehead & Hoag Co., here's a badge and ribbon celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. The sepia toned metal badge is accompanied by a red, white and blue patriotic ribbon. On the ribbon is "`1805 Schiller 1905". At the back of the ribbon is the Whitehead and Hoag paper label while the Union label is behind the badge. Last patent date on the badge is 1896. CONDITION: Pretty darn nice considering the age. The ribbon shows wear but no shattering. Pin at the back is very long and very sharp.
METAL CONTENT: Tin
SIZE: From top of badge to bottom of ribbon measures 3-3/4"; width is about 2".
RE SCHILLER: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German: 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents to their philosophical vision. Some of Schiller's familiar works include: ...Mary Stuart (Maria Stuart): This history of the Scottish queen, who was Elizabeth I's rival, portrays Mary Stuart as a tragic heroine, misunderstood and used by ruthless politicians, including and especially, Elizabeth. ...The Maid of Orleans (Die Jungfrau von Orleans): about Joan of Arc ...William Tell (Wilhelm Tell); and ...Demetrius (unfinished)