Member badge for the I.B.P.O.E. of W.

Created by
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Medium
metal and silk
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/4 x 3 in. (21 x 7.6 cm)
Type
badges
Place depicted
Newport News, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
20th century
Description
A three-tiered, gold metal pendant attached to a wide ribbon made of purple silk with gold border and fringed bottom. The first tier of the pendant features a symbol of clasped hands, the second reads [MEMBER], and the third features an elk in black and white. Below the pendant, printed on the pendant is [PANDORA / LODGE No. 2 / I.B.P.O.E. of W. / Newport News, Va.].
Topic
African American
Communities
Fraternal organizations
Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.166.2.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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