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Pin from the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
Medium
metal and pearl
Dimensions
H x W: 7/16 × 3/4 × 1/4 in. (1.1 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm)
Type
pins (jewelry)
Place used
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1953
Description
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity pin from the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Dillard Univerisity, New Orleans. This gold-colored metal pin has a two-tiered design, with the Greek letter Phi (F) centered atop the letters Beta (B) and Sigma (S). Phi is set with twelve round, white pearls. The back has lettering inscribed across the top reads "E.M. - E.A." Lettering inscribed across the bottom reads "10K" and "12-10-53." This piece has a diagonal bar pin across the back.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Education
Fraternities
Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kevin A. Christian
Object number
2014.74.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Adornment
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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