TRAVELING SALEMEN GATHER FOR 1900 CONVENTION IN AUSTIN TEXAS ELABORATE BADGE.
$25.00 - SOLD - No longer available
Item Description
1.25” celluloid in brass rim is joined to a fancy fabric rosette. Reverse has bar pin and label of maker W&H. The Travelers Protective Association (TPA) was founded in 1882 in Chicago by a small group of traveling salesmen to address common issues such as special (lower) rates at hotels and on railroads. The TPA added an insurance benefit that helped it survive to the modern era. This piece was for the “State Convention” in Austin April 5-7, 1900. Tips of the fabric points are frayed and cello has small, light mark by “April” but still fine and a very handsome and rare badge.
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