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Object ID # 1961.059.002
Object Name Pin, Insignia
Title Canadian Red Cross Society Pin / Badge
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1945
Made Sterling
Place of Origin Canada
Description This is an enamelled brass Canadian Red Cross Society pin given to Mabel Ewing to wear during her wartime service. The pin is round. There is a Red Cross motif centrally, with a stippled brass round area. There is an outer white-enamelled ring where "WOMENS WAR WORK C.R.C.S." is present in brass lettering. A hinged pinstem at the back was used to fasten it.
Makers mark These badge pins usually have STERLING stamped at the back side, but the tape obscures the area currently.
Provenance Likely made by the Sterling company. Originally issued to / belonged to Mabel Fleming (neƩ Ewing), who had married J. J. Fleming of Derby Township, Grey County, and had later moved to Owen Sound in 1919. It dates to the Second World War time period, when Mabel was a senior and helping the war effort. Subsequently, from 1954 until 1961, it was owned by her sister, Lena Ewing, at Owen Sound.


Collection Organizational/Government Collection
Material Brass/Enamel
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Ewing, Lena
Fleming, Mabel
Subjects Canadian Red Cross Society
World War II
Badges
Insignia
War work
War relief
Search Terms Canadian Red Cross Society
Function This badge identified a woman as volunteering for Canadian Red Cross Society Women's War Work. It is a lapel pin.