It is hard to believe these ribbon badges are over 120 years old.
These two ribbons are from the Association-Canado-Americaine in Hinsdale, NH. The organization was founded in 1896 in Manchester, NH to celebrate and preserve their French Catholic heritage and promote their religious, civic, cultural, social and economic progress.
One ribbon was worn by the Secretaire Archiviste and the other was worn by the 3eme Syndic.
The ribbons have Via Beatrice No. 49 on one side and Hinsdale, N.H. on the other.
The tassel is made of metal.
There is a little date on the button that says Org Le 25 Nov '96 which is the founding date of the organization. There are also the words "Assurance" and "Benefices" on the button.
The reverse of the ribbon has the details of the manufacturer. These ribbons were made by The Whitehead & Hoag Company - Makers of Badges, Buttons, Banners, Signs and Advertising Novelties. They were based in Newark, NJ. There are a number of patent dates on the back of the badge. The latest date listed is 1896. There is a patent date on the pin itself which is Aug 1 1899, so these badges are likely from between 1900 - 1910.
They are in fantastic condition for their age. A real piece of history.