Badge for Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A. M. Massachusetts Victory Celebration

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Manufactured by
Boston Badge Co., American
Subject of
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, American, founded 1847
Medium
metal, paper, plastic, cloth
Dimensions
4 1/8 × 2 3/8 × 1/4 in. (10.5 × 6 × 0.6 cm)
Type
badges
Place collected
Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1922
Description
A circular pin-back button with two ribbons for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. The circular button features a street level black-and-white image of an unidentified multi-story building. The back of the button has a gold colored metal straight pin to fasten the badge. The paper on the back of the button is printed with manufacturer's information and a union print shop symbol. Two lengths of ribbon are attached to the lower edge of the button, one (PR) blue and one (PL) purple. Each ribbon has gold printed text on it. The blue ribbon reads [VICTORY CELEBRATION / 1922] and the purple reads [PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE / F. & A. M. / MASSACHUSETTS].
Topic
African American
Communities
Freemasonry
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Object number
2013.71.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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