Ribbon Badge with Envelope - Metal/Ribbon-Paper Envelope

This artifact is a red, white, and blue ribbon on the front side and black on the back.  The text imprinted on the front reads:  "Carleton Post  No. 168, So. Riverside, Cal."  The text imprinted on the back reads:  "In Memoriam - Carleton Post No. 168. So. Riverside, Cal."  The Carleton Post was organized here in 1893. This badge came in a 3 1/2" x 9 1/2"envelope with green printing.  The envelope depicts 4 badges.  Text on the envelope reads: "The Whitehead and Hoag Co. Makers of Ribbon, Metal, Celluloid and Enamel Ivory Badges.  Main Office and Factory 28, 30, 32, and 34 Warren St. 161 and 163 Washington St. Newark, New Jersey.  IF YOU WISH TO KEEP YOUR BADGE IN GOOD ORDER, KEEP IT ON THE CARD BOARD, AND IN THIS ENVELOPE."  CONDITION:  The badge is in deteriorating condition.  The top, tan ribbon that holds the medallion is splitting and has almost separated from the badge.  ALWAYS keep badge flat.  The envelope is beginning to deteriorate at the top where it was opened.
Abstract/Description: This artifact is a red, white, and blue ribbon on the front side and black on the back. The text imprinted on the front reads: "Carleton Post No. 168, So. Riverside, Cal." The text imprinted on the back reads: "In Memoriam - Carleton Post No. 168. So. Riverside, Cal." The Carleton Post was organized here in 1893. This badge came in a 3 1/2" x 9 1/2"envelope with green printing. The envelope depicts 4 badges. Text on the envelope reads: "The Whitehead and Hoag Co. Makers of Ribbon, Metal, Celluloid and Enamel Ivory Badges. Main Office and Factory 28, 30, 32, and 34 Warren St. 161 and 163 Washington St. Newark, New Jersey. IF YOU WISH TO KEEP YOUR BADGE IN GOOD ORDER, KEEP IT ON THE CARD BOARD, AND IN THIS ENVELOPE." CONDITION: The badge is in deteriorating condition. The top, tan ribbon that holds the medallion is splitting and has almost separated from the badge. ALWAYS keep badge flat. The envelope is beginning to deteriorate at the top where it was opened.
Subject(s): CLUBS and ASSOCIATIONS - In General
South Riverside, CA