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Metal, silk, bullion, cellulose, paper, ink
9"h x 3-1/4"w x 3/8"d
Gift of Beth Jacobsen
Success Aerie No. 1954 F.O.E. Ribbon. Silver-colored cast metal pin bar at top of badge has overall rectangular shape with decorative scrollwork border around; inside it, a white plastic-coated insert bears red printed text, "SUCCESS AERIE NO. 1954". Suspended from pin bar are two silver-metal chains which hold another, smaller silver-metal bar with decorative shape (circular in center with rounded arms on sides) with white plastic-coated paper insert with "MEMBER" in red inside it. Suspended from this via a silver-colored metal o-ring is a cast black-painted metal eagle with "F O E" across its spread wings and chest. Double-layer ribbon behind this is suspended from top pin bar and is (on obverse side) red, white, and blue striped with silver printed text: "SUCCESS / AERIE NO. 1954 / F. O. E. / HARTFORD / Wisconsin" with decorative border below text. Gold bullion fringe and gold metallic thread border trimming sides. On reverse, spring pin bar at top, black ribbon with the silver text, "In Memoriam / SUCCESS / AERIE NO. 1954 / F. O. E. / HARTFORD, WIS.".