Chicago Carpenters Union Local No. 1 Antique ribbon and celluloid badge. Mounted on a colorful red, white and blue ribbon there is a center celluloid 2 1/2" button bearing the crest of the Carpenters Union. Topping the ribbon is an image of the fraternal handshake on celluloid. There is wire fringe on the bottom and above it printing in silverfish. The reverse of the badge has a black ribbon with "In Memoriam" centered on it. The front of the ribbon was probably for special occasions and the reverse, of course, for memorial services. The total length of the badge/ribbon is 8 1/2" and produced by Whitehead & Hoag. This item comes with its original printed brown envelope with string closure.
In wonderful condition with no tears, frays or cracking. Only some slight tarnish of the wire ribbon which is to be expected with its age. Clasp is tight and works well. Circa early 20th century.