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1971 Tom Thumb Name Badge

1971 Tom Thumb Name Badge

Posted to Flickr on 06 January 2009. Part of the JD's House of Miscellany series.

When I was a baby, and before he got into the restaurant business, my father was employed at a grocery chain called "Tom Thumb." This is the name badge he wore there. He gave it to me when I was very young because we share the same name.

Dymo Industries, who manufactured those old embossing label-makers, also manufactured this badge. The badge was specifically designed to fit their vinyl labels.

This is one of many curious items collected in JD’s House of Miscellany.


My dad’s name badge has also been seen here:

Have you seen this photo somewhere else? Or are you using it yourself? I would love to hear from you! It's always fun to learn where my photos turn up.


This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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