319 b
Pin, Fraternal
Material: metal. Size: 1 3/8" W. x 2 3/4" L. Description: copper pin decoratively pressed - oval shaped - imprinted: "A.U.S.W.V." (Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans Membership) - circular metal disk linked to bottom of oval pin - disk designed with a center cross over an eight-pointed star - a center circle is bordered with the letters: "National Auxiliary U.S.W.V." - reverse is stamped: "The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark N.J." - rotator safety pin catch for wearing - safety pin bar for suspending a ribbon (not present).
Waseca County Military - Spanish American War. Auxiliary of United Spanish War Veterans (AUSWV). Women. Found in a wooden cabinet along with annual reports and proceedings. Ribbon's significance is unknown. It may be a nation's flag.