1899 Insurance Badge To ID Me Telegraph this Number, 1899
The Fraternal Protective Association came up with a unique use of the telegraph. They kept ID files on people and gave them a badge to use such as the one above. If they were hurt or injured and could not speak, they would just hand over the badge. A special telegraph was made and information would then be returned concerning the identification of the person. Badge is 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" and is dated 1899.
Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
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