PILGRIM PRISCILLA ALDEN GORGEOUS BROOCH-LIKE PINBACK.
1-5/8" tall oval with covered tin back and bar pin depicts Mayflower (1620) passenger who married John Alden. Her legendary story was made famous by Longfellow's "The Courtship Of Miles Standish" in 1858. She also served as the trademark for a New England based department store who issued this give-away c. 1900. No maker indicated. Mint.
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