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Masonic Prince Hall Chapter No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star Badge
1921-45
Maker not marked
USA (likely)
Silk, metal, paper, cellulose, ink
6-1/2"h x 2-5/8"w x 3/8"d
Gift of Beth Jacobsen
2020.022.4

Masonic Prince Hall Chapter No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.) Badge. Rectangular, gold-colored stamped (likely) metal pin bar at top has decorative scrollwork around edge and rectangular window with clear plastic-coated yellow paper insert which reads "Prince Hall Chapter No. 5 / O.E.S." in black print. Suspended from pin bar is double layer of silk (likely) ribbon; front layer has grey, white, and red faded stripes; it is trimmed with yellow fringe at bottom. On reverse, spring pin bar backing, and black ribbon.


Prince Hall Chapter No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation, was organized in Washington D. C. in 1898/99 and recieved a charter in 1899. The chapter's name changed to Prince Hall Chapter No. 5 sometime after 1921.



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