This vintage THE CITADEL MILITARY ACADEMY pin is gold over brass with a very ornate design that incorporates the '1842' date of the school's beginning.
The pin measures 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches.
The back is marked N.S. MEYER INC. NEW YORK with hallmarks that were used in the 1950s to 1960s.
The back has a secure rollover clasp. Excellent vintage condition.
Citadel history....The History of The Citadel began in the early 1800s with the establishment of state arsenals in Charleston, South Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. These arsenals would come to be military schools comprising the South Carolina Military Academy. Playing a key role in South Carolina's efforts during the Civil War, the college gained a reputation for military discipline and rigor. After the Civil War, only the Charleston location reopened, known as The Citadel Academy. Renamed in 1910 as The Citadel, the school's academic reputation grew, even as larger colleges within the state and region competed for resources and students. After moving to a new campus near Hampton Park in 1922, the college has grown substantially, integrating minorities in the 1960s and women in the 1990s, and producing many military officers, business, and political leaders throughout its history.
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Vintage The Citadel Military Academy Meyer Pin