Presentation Gold Ladies Of The G.A.R. Badge


Presented to the past president Mrs Emma A. Gannett, from Augusta, Maine, 1923.

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Presentation Gold Ladies Of The G.A.R. Badge, presented “To EMMA A. GANNETT / From / Her Department / officers / AND / Circle of Friends”  JUNE 1923.” The badge is approximately 3″ high, all gold except the pin bar only.  The brooch has the initials, F.C.L. (Fraternity, Charity, Loyalty); the small round drop reads, “PAST / DEPT / PRESIDENT.”  The main badge has the star of the G.A.R. with the round insignia of the GAR at the center in a different color gold.  Lettering is finished with dark blue enameling.

According to the Maine Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual for 1922, Mrs Emma A. Gannett was listed as president of the Ladies of the G.A.R.(Augusta) .  The 1930 census listed her as a homemaker, and the 1940 census has her age at 85 years of age.  Her approximate birth year is 1855; 85 years old in 1940, living at Carmel, Maine.

The badge is un-hallmarked, and in excellent condition.


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Weight .5 lbs