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Catalog Number 2015.23.0
Object Name Badge, Political
Accession number 2015.23
Description Badge, U.S., from the American Protective League, Auxiliary to the U.S. Department of Justice; for Operative No. 5223; brass badge with pin back

The American Protective League (1917-1919) was an organization of private citizens that worked with Federal law enforcement agencies during the World War I era to identify suspected German sympathizers and to counteract the activities of radicals, anarchists, anti-war activists, and left-wing labor and political organizations
Subjects World War 1
Badges
Civilians
Spying
Search Terms American Protective League (A.P.L.)