Here is a very nice and old Kiwanis Club ID badge to add to your collection. It is being offered here on Ruby Lane for the first time. The Kiwanis was originally called the Supreme Lodge Benevolent Order (of) Brothers. But, the membership didn't like the abbreviation, (BOB,) so they decided to change it to Kiwanis. From what I have found out, the word Kiwanis is loosely interpreted from Native American to mean, "we trade." Formed as a club for businessmen to improve their communities. Today Kiwanis International is global, with numerous projects primarily dedicated to their current motto of " serving the children of the world."
From the styling of the badge design, it appears to be from the 1920's-1930's period. The writing of the name was definitely done with an old ink pen, and the lettering style is definitely old as well. It is in excellent for its age, without any damage to the enameling. This badge measures just under 2-1/4" across, by 2" in height. Don't miss out on adding this piece of NYC history to your collection. Our photos should tell you just about all of the rest. Please email us with any questions or concerns that you may have. You will be answered in a timely manner. If asking on or near the weekend, give us a little more time to respond, as we may be away on business.
Kiwanis Club Washington, N.J. ID Badge ca. 1920's-30s