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The picture shows a view of all (6) Small Old Womans Relief Corps Items in this lot. The first item is a medal. It has a bar pin with a hanging charm. It is marked as follows:

J.V. PRESIDENT
FCL (monogram)

The second item we are calling two items because it is missing the red, white, and blue ribbon that goes between the bar pin and the medal. There is information below about this medal and the emblem in the center. The two parts are marked on the front and back as follows:

FCL
WOMANS RELIEF CORPS
1883
PATENTED MAY 4 AND SEPT. 28, 1886.

The next item is an old enameled pin. The connecting sections are on the back but the pin itself is missing. It can easily be replaced. The front and back are marked as follows:

WRC 1883
FCL
J.K.D.
PAT. AUG. 20, 89 (1889 that is)
B

The last two items in this lot are two Womans relief Corps key chains. In the picture one is missing the key ring but it has been replaced since the picture was taken. These have the emblem inside in gold paint. One of them is near mint and the other is poor with the inner layer turned white, probably from water at one time.

To judge the sizes the keychain charms each measure 1-1/2'' x 1-7/8''. These items vary from poor to near mint condition as pictured. Below here is some additional Historic information on The womans Relief Corps that was found:

The Woman's Relief Corps Badge

The Woman's Relief Corps Badge is a Maltese Cross attached to a bar pin with a red, white and blue ribbon. The center holds the American Flag, and is encircled in a wreath of stars, depicting five outstanding figures:
a. Goddess of Liberty
b. Soldier
c. Boy
d. Woman
e. Child
The Soldier symbolizes Fraternity because the Comrades created their organization as their Auxiliary in 1883. The Boy is emblematic of the youth and strength of the future life of the Nation. The Woman is emblematic of motherhood, the very source of all civilization throughout the world. She has taught mercy, kindness, and has extended Charity from the beginning of time. The Child is emblematic of the hope of the world, with our patriotic teachings of Loyalty to the nation's laws and principles, with Freedom and Justice for future generations yet unborn. The Bar pin holding the red white and blue ribbon is engraved with the F C L initials as a reminder of their motto:

Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty.

NATIONAL WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc.

Our Purpose

Our members cooperate in doing honor to all those who have patriotically served our country in any war.

We teach patriotism and duties of citizenship, the true history of our country and the love and honor of our flag.

We oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, or make for the destruction or impairment of, our constitutional Union.

We sustain the American principles of representative government, equal rights and impartial justice for all.

The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
Written 1917, by William Tyler Page
Accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

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(6) Small Old Womans Relief Corps Items


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