|Text on Button||DETROIT WHERE LIFE IS WORTH LIVING|
Color illustration of a lighthouse with red text spelling "Detroit" printed vertically down the building. White beams of light with red text shine from the lighthouse. Background illustration of waves crashing against a rock and a black steamship in front of a sunset.
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[Union label] Buttons made by the Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J., U.S.A. Pat. April 14, 1896, Jul 21, 1896.
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Vintage city promotion button featuring a convention bureau marketing tag once given to the city: "Detroit: Where Life is Worth Living". The image of a commercial ship transporting goods on the Great Lakes illustrated how Detroit was one of the fastest growing cities in the 1890s and early 1900s.