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|The picture shows a view of this Old Enameled Slovene National Benefit Society Advertising Lapel Stud Button. The stud button is not dated and the year that it was made is unknown. It is old and from some time between 1904 and 1950. The button is enameled in rd and blue on brass. It has an American flag, shaking hands, a wreath, stars, stripes, and it is marked on the two sides as follows:|
WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO
The button measures 1/2'' wide. The front section appears to be in mint condition as pictured. The screw back button section has some tiny dents. Below here, for reference, is some additional Historic information from the groups website:
History of SNPJ
Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota - SNPJ
The Slovene National Benefit Society enjoys a rich history that stretches over a century. Founded on April 6, 1904, the Society initially incorporated as Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota and now best known by its Slovenian initials ''SNPJ'' was originally comprised of nine independent benefit organizations. The members, however, desired a more constituent based and democratic economic benefit society. The SNPJ founders, a group of 12 Slovenian immigrants, answered the call for a new benefit society that was published in an early Slovenian immigrant newspaper. Organized with the express intent of offering life insurance and sick and disability benefits (which many Slovenian immigrants were denied in the workplace), the SNPJ founders established a unique centralized sick benefit and death claim system which allowed for the Society’s rapid development and growth across the various regions of the country.
Publications & Fraternal Benefits
Since its founding, SNPJ has published a newspaper and children's magazine to maintain contact with its expansive membership, both of which have been recognized as award winning fraternal publications in more recent years. Over the years, SNPJ has continued to enhance its fraternal benefits package by adding a scholarship program; a series of activities for youth, young adult and senior members; and a summer campsite in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, now known as the SNPJ Recreation Center.
The Slovene National Benefit Society was headquartered in the suburban Chicago area through the early 1990s before constructing a new home office building in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Although headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, the Slovene National Benefit Society is a national organization. SNPJ is also affiliated with the American Fraternal Alliance, the trade association for America's fraternal benefit societies.
Today, SNPJ boasts $185 million in assets and $241 million of insurance in force. This is in addition to a complete portfolio of life insurance and financial planning products and a package of fraternal benefits that is second to none among fraternal benefit societies.
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