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Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 4.6 x 4cm (1 13/16 x 1 9/16in.)
Type:
Employee Gear
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1932-1950
Description:
Metal, shield-shaped, chest badge features a central star with “Star Route Carrier” imprinted between its points and set in a circle of stars. The National Star Route Carriers’ Association made the badge available to its members. Working for Star Route contractors, the carriers did not wear uniforms while transporting the mail, but this badge from their professional association bestowed the wearer with a sign of authority much as postal service employee badges do.
Topic:
The Great Depression (1929-1939)  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Postal Employees  Search this
Object number:
2005.2016.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2005.2016.1