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Lafayette College

Easton, PA

The inlay for the "L" crest and seal was manufactured by pinback/button maker Whitehead & Hoag ("W&H").  It is believed that the inlay (made of celluloid and paper) was delivered to USPC to be used in making the first generation of crest & seal poker chips.  It is also believed that W&H delivered inlays to USPC for a period of time between 1896 and 1910.  After 1910 USPC produced its own inlays (made of pure celluloid).

On page 13 of W&H catalog No. 37 (shown below) College buttons were made.  The two "L" colleges displayed are Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and Lafayette College (Easton, PA).  The two institutions are located within 8 miles of each other in eastern Pennsylvania.  The school colors of Lehigh is brown & white.  The school colors of Lafayette are maroon and white.