The International Live Stock Exposition was held annually in Chicago, Illinois from 1900 through 1975. The Exposition was financially supported by the Union Stockyard and Transit Company, and was actually held in an amphitheater within the Chicago Stockyards. It was the largest livestock show in the world, and showcased the very best swine, cattle, sheep, draft horses and poultry.
For those in the livestock industry, collectibles from the annual expositions are rare and desirable. Press pins are especially hard to find, since a limited number were issued each year. This round brass badge has grass-green enamel at the top and bottom sections, with the center showing buildings at the Exposition.
This badge is in Very Good condition, with the green enamel surprisingly intact. It has a screw back meant to be inserted in a suit buttonhole, where it could be seen easily. Size is one inch in diameter. What a great collectible for either a collector of livestock related items, or someone who collects early press items!