Badge for a representative of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, American, founded 1847
Medium
metal and cloth
Dimensions
4 3/4 × 2 5/16 × 1/4 in. (12.1 × 5.9 × 0.6 cm)
Type
badges
Place collected
Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid 20th cent.
Description
A metal badge with purple ribbon for a representative of the Prince Hall Lodge, Massachusetts. The badge has a narrow rectangular gold colored metal nameplate at the top with a stamped geometric border and slot to insert a piece of paper. The purple ribbon is looped through a bar on the back of the nameplate and sewn closed. There is a pin fastener across the back of the nameplate as well. The purple ribbon is slightly less than the width of the name plate and is printed with gold text which reads [REPRESENTATIVE / PRINCE / HALL / GRAND LODGE / F. & A.M. / Jurisdiction of / MASSACHUSETTS]. The bottom of the ribbon is cut into an inverted "V" shape, which is fraying.
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
2013.71.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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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