late 19th century
Gold, enamel, silk
Overall: 21 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 54.6 x 4.1 cm )
Inscription: reverse of badge, engraved: "Edith/Franklin Heald/574/[vertically]14K"
Insignia badge for the Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century. Striped red and white silk grosgrain ribbon with 42 bars inscribed with ancestral names; enameled gold badge suspended beneath; depicts gold spinning wheel at center against dark blue background with dates "1607./1699." and inscription in gold around white circular band: "COLONIAL DAUGHTERS OF THE 17TH CENTURY"; rays of light with flowers around; crown with two flags above.
Gift of Harry A Heald, In Memory of Edith Franklin Heald
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