Satin ribbon, approx. 3 x 10 in. Printed with "15th National Convention / Buffalo, 1897." And "Department of North Dakota." At top of ribbon is printed the Women's Relief Corps 1883 badge and a 5/8 in. diameter photo of the representative affixed to center of the badge. In the lower half of the ribbon is printed a couple stalks of wheat and a stem of pink roses. The WRC was the women's auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Their purpose is to keep alive the memory of the GAR. The WRC and GAR created Memorial Day, used to teach patriotism to children in the North (the holiday did not catch on initially in the South). The women would put wreaths alongside flags on the graves of Union veterans and nurses.
Very good. Minor toning but no fraying, as these tend to do.
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