Badge/ pin

Object Number: 
2002.1.3312
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group