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Medium:
fabric (rayon); metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/2 x 2 in. (8.89 x 5.08 cm)
Type:
Labor Unions & Associations Material
Place:
New York
Date:
September 4-9, 1911
Description:
Light-blue ribbon identified the wearer as a delegate at the18th Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) held in Rochester, New York, from September 4-9, 1911. The suspended medal includes the NALC’s distinctive symbol, adopted in 1891, of a hand holding a stamped letter addressed “U.S.A” that is encircled by the union’s name.
Letter carriers were the first postal workers to form a union. The NALC was founded to represent city delivery letter carriers on August 30, 1889, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Reference:
http://www.nalc.org/nalc/facthist/index.html (Accessed April 11, 2006)
Topic:
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
Postal Employees  Search this
Object number:
2002.2006.14
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2006.14