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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00079
Date 1870
Description The gold square badge has a swag motif edging studded with simulated gemstones. The center shows a hand holding a heart encircled by a wreath upon which is written, "Les Soeurs Fideles." The cuff of the hand has a three-beaded ornament. "Jefferson Davis - From the Philomathean Society, W. F. College 1870" is engraved on the reverse side of the badge. A simple catch clasp is on the reverse of the badge.

Inscription: "Jefferson Davis - From the Philomathean Society W. F. College 1870" on back of badge
Dimensions H-1 W-1.125 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis; Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)
Provenance This gold badge from Georgia was given by the Philomathean Society, believed from Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, in 1870, to Jefferson Davis. Later worn by Winnie Davis.
People Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
Davis, Jefferson