Colonial Dames of America Medal

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1931

GUSN

GUSN-101767

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silver (metal)
enamel (fused coating)
silk (textile)
Medal, Commemorative

Inscription

Front: "MASSACHUSETTS / NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA"
Reverse: "BB&B/SILVER" "FILIAE CONSERVANT VIRTUTES MAJORUM" "Anna / Pinggree / Wheatland / No 709 / 1931"
Case: "THE BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO." (Stamped, engraved, enameled, embossed)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1218

Maker

Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, PA

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

1 1/16 x 1 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.167ab

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.