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Printers' Union badge, ca. 1900

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Members of trades groups and fraternal organization often wore badges and ribbons at various ceremonial occasions and when dressed for parades and similar events.

This badge identified a member of Local Union 22 of the Printing Pressmen's Union in Portland. The P.P.U. was organized Oct. 8, 1889.

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  • Title: Printers' Union badge, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Brass, celluloid, silk
  • Local Code: 1997.6.1
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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