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Gilded silver medal with blue and white enameled emblem of the Colonial Dames of America in center surrounded by radiating blue enamel stars and surmounted by a perched eagle, suspended from a blue and yellow striped silk ribbon. Original blue card board box.
enamel (fused coating)
Front: "MASSACHUSETTS / NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA"\n Reverse: "BB&B/SILVER" "FILIAE CONSERVANT VIRTUTES MAJORUM" "Anna / Pinggree / Wheatland / No 709 / 1931"\n Case: "THE BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO." (Stamped, engraved, enameled, embossed)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. (Retailer)
1 1/16 x 1 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.