Metal and plastic or hard rubber
A black plastic or hard rubber sign molded, embossed and highlighted with an oval frame around a central image knights riding horses behind a standard bearer under a hovering red cross with radiating rays, encircled by the words "Semi-Centennial of / Morton Commandery/ New York/ Academy Of Music/ Monday Evening December 22nd, 1873". Two figures flank the frame with the dates "1823" and "1873". The remains of gold highlighting are visible on the front. This comes from a Knights Templar or Masonic organization.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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