AAA School Safety Patrol Lieutenant Badge, 1950-1965

Summary

In 1920, the American Automobile Association (AAA) launched a safety program to protect school children from traffic dangers. School-aged patrollers, under adult supervision, wear belts and badges and help their classmates make it safely to school. This lieutenant's badge from the 1950s and 1960s would have been worn by a student who assisted the patrol captain.

In 1920, the American Automobile Association (AAA) launched a safety program to protect school children from traffic dangers. School-aged patrollers, under adult supervision, wear belts and badges and help their classmates make it safely to school. This lieutenant's badge from the 1950s and 1960s would have been worn by a student who assisted the patrol captain.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

1950-1965

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

87.135.91

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Metal

Color

Silver (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 2.3875 in

Width: 2 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: Lieutenant / School Safety Patrol / AAA

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