Ribbon, Fraternal
1890 Approximate
Material: textile, metal. Size: 3" W. x 9" L. Description: green satin ribbon (representing the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic organization) - gold colored metal horizontal bar at top with pin on back; green enameled shamrock and the gold letters: A, O, H on each lobe, gold harp above leaf and black enameled building ruins - three ribbons extend from bar pin: white ribbon shorter than the others with American and AOH crossed flag poles and graphic flags, clasped hands, ruins, shamrocks and printing: "Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity" on a medallion; a green ribbon with gold lettering: "Division Number Two A.O.H. Janesville, Minn.; and a black ribbon with white lettering: "In Memoriam, Division Number Two A.O.H. Janesville, Minn." - gold braid with gold fringe extends from bottom edge of green ribbon.
Worn by Anthony O'Grady (1842-1924) of Janesville, Minn. He worked in the newspaper office. Ancient Order of Hibernians was represented by members Catholic of Irish decent. It can be traced back in Irish culture to the 1500s. It found its way into America in the mid 1800s and still exists today.