Medal for the 100th anniversary of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey

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Manufactured by
Whitehead & Hoag Company, American, 1892 - 1965
Subject of
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey, American, founded 1845
Medium
ribbon, metal
Dimensions
2 3/4 × 1 11/16 × 3/16 in. (7 × 4.3 × 0.5 cm)
Type
medallions (medals)
Place depicted
Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place collected
Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1948
Description
A commemorative medal for the 100th anniversary of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey. The medal is circular and bronze colored with a bar at the top where a purple ribbon has been looped through. The ribbon is also looped through a pinback clasp. The front of the medal is decorated with two concentric circles. The inner circle features raised masonic symbols, including the compass, seeing eye, and columns. The outer circle features raised text reading [PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE F. & A.M. / STATE OF NEW JERSEY]. The back of the medal is smooth with raised lettering reading [100TH / ANNIVERSARY / 1848-1948 / BURLINGTON, N.J. / JUNE 12TH] and a small manufacturer's mark along the bottom face.
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
2013.71.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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