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Badge of the Irish

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 15, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend! 
This is a ribbon badge from the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Minnesota. It consists of a gold framed pin showing the American and Irish flags along with green cloth backing that has been folded to resemble a shamrock. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. It was used between 1900 - 1950.