Automobile Club of Michigan Safety Patrol Armband, 1950-1960

Summary

In 1920, the American Automobile Association (AAA) launched a safety program to protect school children from traffic dangers. School-aged patrolmen, under adult supervision, wear belts and badges and help their classmates make it safely to school. In the decades after the Second World War, Michigan student patrolmen wore armbands similar to this one.

In 1920, the American Automobile Association (AAA) launched a safety program to protect school children from traffic dangers. School-aged patrolmen, under adult supervision, wear belts and badges and help their classmates make it safely to school. In the decades after the Second World War, Michigan student patrolmen wore armbands similar to this one.

Artifact

Armband

Date Made

1950-1960

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

87.135.35

Credit

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

Material

Felt (Textile)
Elastic fabrics
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Green
Tan (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 5 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: SAFETY / PATROL / AAA / AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF MICHIGAN

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