Metal, ribbon, paper, celluloid
A gold colored metal medal with a long red and black ribbon. The top pin bar is a rectangular frame inset with a paper printed in black "Member". It is attached to the lower medallion by two lengths of chain links. The lower medallion is a circular frame with embossed flourishes around a central white celluloid button with a red and blue shield with gold calipers over a right-angle ruler and an arm holding a hammer and the letters "Jr.O.U.A.M./ Virtue Liberty Patriotism". A long red and black ribbon with copper and silver metallic fringe supports the medal and is stamped in gold "Lynbrook/ Council, No. 12/ Jr. O.U.A.M./ Lynbrook, N.Y." 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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.