Brothel Inspector Badge
acrylic on shaped panel with
24 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches
Jim Sweazy, 2013
Back when Tombstone was a boomtown in the Arizona Territory, there
really was a city appointed job as a Brothel Inspector. I don't know
what duties were involved, but it might be fun to try out for the job
for a week, just to find out!
This is a Pop Art sized replica of an original badge. This badge, like
Marshal, Sheriff and Deputy badges in most towns and cities at the
time, was formed by hammering an old coin, cutting and shaping it, then
using a nail or pick to tap in the needed letterforms. Makes a nice
addition to Cowboy Culture displays.
This is the first version in a series. Custom sizing is available.