Metal, ribbon, celluloid, paper, enamel
4 1/4 x 2 x 1/4 in.
A silver colored metal two-part medal. The top pin bar is a rectangular frame with embossed flourishes and inset with a printed paper with the word "Representative". It is attached to the lower medallion by a red, white and blue striped silk ribbon. The lower medallion is shaped like a letter "X" with a diamond behind and embossed "50th Session New York State Council/ Albany". It has a raised, enameled circular plaque in the center that is white with a red and blue shield with gold calipers over a right-angle ruler and an arm holding a hammer and the letters "JrO/ UAM". This medal appears to represent a chapter of the Free Masons, a mysterious and centuries old fraternal order involved in ritual celebrations, community and political service, moral education and philanthropy.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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