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National Star Route Carriers' Association chest badge

Description:

Metal, shield-shaped, chest badge features a central star with “Star Route Carrier” imprinted between its points and set in a circle of stars. The National Star Route Carriers’ Association made the badge available to its members. Working for Star Route contractors, the carriers did not wear uniforms while transporting the mail, but this badge from their professional association bestowed the wearer with a sign of authority much as postal service employee badges do.

Date:
c. 1932-1950
Markings:
within circle of stars: "STAR ROUTE / CARRIER" over entire badge: "U. (separated by circle of stars) S. / STAR N.S.R.C.A. MAIL"
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 4.6 x 4cm (1 13/16 x 1 9/16in.)
Museum ID:
2005.2016.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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