Badge/ medal

Badge/ medal
Title
Badge/ medal
Date 
1926
Medium 
Metal, ribbon, celluloid, paper, enamel
Dimensions 
4 1/4 x 2 x 1/4 in.
Description 
A silver colored metal two-part medal. The top pin bar is a rectangular frame with embossed flourishes and inset with a printed paper with the word "Representative". It is attached to the lower medallion by a red, white and blue striped silk ribbon stamped in gold "54th Annual / Session/ Port Jervis, N.Y./ Sept 6-8, 1926. The lower medallion is a truncated square and embossed "N. Y. State Council". It has a raised, enameled circular plaque in the center that is white with a red and blue shield with gold calipers over a right-angle ruler and an arm holding a hammer and the letters "JrO/ UAM" surrounded by a laurel wreath. This medal appears to represent a chapter of the Free Masons, a mysterious and centuries old fraternal order involved in ritual celebrations, community and political service, moral education and philanthropy.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3326
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group