Here is a very nice enameled (CAR) The National Society of Children of the American Revolution membership pin/ badge to add to your collection. It is being offered by us here for the first time ever. This is an organization that we had never heard of until we found this pin. It was founded by Harriett M. Lothrop (1844–1924), NSDAR member and well-known author, who founded the N.S.C.A.R. in 1895 to instill patriotic values in the youth of America. During the 1895 NSDAR Continental Congress Mrs. Lothrop delivered a moving speech to its members urging them to join her in helping create a patriotic organization for their children. Mrs. Lothrop's vision was well received, and the Children of the American Revolution was founded on April 5, 1895. The CAR still exist today, and you can go to their national web site. This badge has the original recipients name and number engraved on the back. Robert March, #18484. It is maker marked: Caldwell Silver, and is gold washed or filled over that. This badge is a very nice quality piece, and was made by the Caldwell Company. They made a lot of quality fraternal, organizational, badges, ribbons, pins etc. from about 1890's through at least the earlier part of the 1900's. Unfortunately a full history of this company we could not find. Any information regarding this company would be greatly appreciated. Aside from some minor enamel lose within the American flag, and a tiny chip at the bottom rims edge within the blue enameling between the C and A in American, is in excellent condition. It measures 7/8" in height, by 13/16" across. Don't miss out on adding this great piece of historical American organizational memorabilia 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.
DAR Children Of The American Revolution Members Pin Badge (Name & Number) Caldwell Silver ca. 1900-20