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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Does anyone have any Ideas of what symbol this could be? I know it is a ink stamp but what is the symbol?

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      I think that’s called The Cross of Lorraine....somehow symbolic of French patriotism...but I don’t know the whole story.
    2. Cokeman1959, 1 year ago
      Thanks Patricia! Interesting how it could land in a thrift shop in dalton georgia. I did do a little reading on it this morning. Thank you for the lead! Thanks EVERYONE for stopping by and looking and loving!
    3. couldbe couldbe, 1 year ago
      here's how it could of landed there
    4. Cokeman1959, 1 year ago coulbe alright!:) Appreciate the info! I appreciate all who stopped by and looked and loved. AMAZING is the word when I think of you folks!
    5. Truthisanarrow08 Truthisanarrow08, 1 year ago
      I have a piece, actually my 1st ever posted here. It is a "Daum Vase" Nancy. Piece is from late 1900's and features the "Cross of Lorraine" on its base. Definitely the "Cross of Lorraine" Nice Find. It appears to be copper ?
    6. Bugguy Bugguy, 1 year ago
      Not that mysterious.... that's the logo used by the National Tuberculosis Assoc.
    7. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      Bugguy is correct...that is the logo of the Nat Tuberculosis Assoc!!
      Part of the mystery solved but that leads down another interesting rabbit hole: Why was it found in Dalton Ga?
      Interesting to me is the fact that Battey State Hospital of Rome was a major inpatient treatment and research center for tuberculosis from about 1943 until the 1990. The towns of Dalton and Rome are practically neighbors.
      Battey State Hospital was an important facility with a large campus so may have had its own newsletter or newspaper....Cokeman’s item looks kind of like a stamp that would be inked and used in the printing process.
      After the 1990s, TB patients were no longer housed there and the facility was renamed and became a mental care facility for many years until it closed completely as a hospital.

      The tuberculosis hospital in Rome Ga and the item depicting the Tuberculosis Assoc logo found a few miles away in a Dalton Ga thrift shop may be connected.
      Cokeman, this might call for seeking out Battey State Hospital archives to see if any newspapers or such have the logo printed or stamped in that exact would certainly be noticeable.
    8. Cokeman1959, 1 year ago
      Super-d-Duper! Thanks Patricia and Bugguy!
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      It could have even been something made by an inpatient TB sufferer.....a craft project maybe in recognition/gratitude for the treatment received from the National Tuberculosis Assoc.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      It is definitely a printers block.

      Rome and Dalton GA are more than a few miles apart-- made the drive a few times and it took about 45 minutes.


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