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[Report Card for Edith Wilson]

Description: Report card for Edith Wilson for the 1901-1902 school year. It shows marks in deportment, attendance, punctuality, application, neatness, general history, geometry, physics, Latin, English composition, literture, and literary work.
Date: 1901/1902
Creator: Roachdale High School

[Elk Lodge Membership Card]

Description: Membership card for Elk Lodge belonging to John H. Sutherlin. It reads: "No. 502. Durango, Colo., Lodge No. 507, B. P. O. Elks. This is to Certify that Bro. John H. Sutherlin has paid dues to Apr 1, 1910 and at the date of issuing this card was in good standing in said lodge. Dated 6 day of Apr 1910."
Date: April 6, 1910

[United States Navy Ribbon With Honorable Service Lapel, "Ruptured Duck", Pin]

Description: A piece of ribbon with the words "U.S. Navy" flanked by a flag and anchor on each side. Also on the ribbon is an Honorable Discharge pin, known as a "The Ruptured Duck." It is gold-colored metal, with an eagle facing right with wings spread perched within a ring which displays thirteen vertical stripes. The right wing of the eagle is behind the ring and the left wing is behind the ring. The "Ruptured Duck" was given to all Honorably Discharged military personnel, allowing them to wear their uniforms after leaving their service due to their inability to afford civilian clothes. At the same time, the pin let Military Police know that the wearer was not AWOL (Away Without Leave).
Date: unknown