"Long live the King" button, Portland, ca. 1789

Contributed by Tate House Museum


Inscribed "Long Live the King," this Sheffield-plate button most likely celebrated King George III’s recovery from a long illness in 1789. It was recovered during an excavation of the Tate House in Portland in 1951.

Captain George Tate served as mast agent from 1751 until the Revolutionary War. He remained loyal to the Crown while living in the North American seaport.

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About This Item

  • Title: "Long live the King" button, Portland, ca. 1789
  • Creation Date: circa 1789
  • Subject Date: 1789
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silver
  • Dimensions: 3.41 cm x 3.41 cm
  • Local Code: 1951.1
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6177

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