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NALC convention delegate badge

Description:

Light-blue ribbon identified the wearer as a delegate at the18th Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) held in Rochester, New York, from September 4-9, 1911. The suspended medal includes the NALC’s distinctive symbol, adopted in 1891, of a hand holding a stamped letter addressed “U.S.A” that is encircled by the union’s name.

Letter carriers were the first postal workers to form a union. The NALC was founded to represent city delivery letter carriers on August 30, 1889, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reference:

http://www.nalc.org/nalc/facthist/index.html (Accessed April 11, 2006)

Date:
September 4-9, 1911
Markings:
on upper tag: ROCHESTER, N.Y. / SEPTEMBER 4-9-1911; on ribbon: DELEGATE; on medal: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS / U.S.A. / EIGHTEENTH CONVENTION; on reverse: THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO / NEWARK, NJ
Medium:
fabric (rayon); metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 2 in. (8.89 x 5.08 cm)
Museum ID:
2002.2006.14
Place:
New York

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