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Object ID 2010.009
Object Name Medal
Collection Organizations
Credit line Gift of Herbert Semans
Year Range from 1892
Year Range to 1896
Made Whitehead & Hoag Co.
Makers mark Whitehead & Hoag Co.
Description One (1) commemorative organizational medal for the Patriotic Sons of America: The medal has a pin back and an enamel bar with text "Patriotic / Order / Sons of / America" surrounding a central logo with stars and stripes and a central five-pointed star with Washington's head in profile inside it.

The medal consists of a strip of embossed silk with a 1 1/2" gold fringe that has silver embossed text on both sides. On one side: "Washington / Camp, No. 5 / P.O.S. of A. / Willow Grove, Del." against a red, white, and blue striped background. On reverse: "In Memoriam / Washington / Camp, No. 5 / P.O.S of a. / Willow Grove, Del." surrounding a central logo against a black background. Overlaying this section is another shorter silk strip with two crossed flags that terminates in a round enamel medal with a bust of George Washington.
Dimensions W-2.5 L-9.25 inches
Subjects Medals
Search Terms Patriotic Order Sons of America
Washington Camp
Willow Grove
Washington Camp No. 5
Commemorative Medals
Nineteenth Century
Material Silk; enamel
Place of Origin Newark, NJ