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Catalog Number 2010.090.070
Description WWII Gold Star Mother's Pin. August 1, 1947. Issued by the U.S. Government to mother of a solder lost in battle. Brass colored metal pin. Brass star on purple circle surrounded by brass wreath. Back says, "ACT OF CONGRESS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1 AUGUST 1947." Still housed in original yellow box but box lid is missing.
Object Name Pin, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title WWII Gold Star Mother's Pin, 1947
Date August 1, 1947
Inscription Text "ACT OF CONGRESS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1 AUGUST 1947" (on back)
Dimensions H-0.375 Dia-0.625 inches
Search Terms Army
Jewelry
Pins
War
WWII
Subjects Jewelry
Mothers
War
World War II