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Badge/ pin

Badge/ pin
Title
Badge/ pin
Date 
1909
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
1 3/8 x 1 x 1/4 in.
Description 
A silvery gold colored badge or pin embossed and shaped like a flower pod, possibly a poppy, highlighted with white paint. It reads "A.C.M.A./ 1909/ Richmond, VA./ May 25th, 26th." Probably a medallion from the Acca Temples of America also known as the Shriner's, notable for their red fez hats, miniature car parades and most significantly, philanthropic maintenance of hospitals for ill and disabled children.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3312
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group