This is a genuine antique pin in wearable condition, made during World War I.
One of the key groups that provided help during World War I was the American Red Cross. Between May 20 and May 27, 1918, the Second Red Cross War Drive was held in an effort to generate at least $100,000,000 for the organization's operations. These pins and buttons were intended to be worn by Americans on the home front during World War I to demonstrate their membership in an organization and/or their contribution to a particular war effort, such as the United War Work Campaign. This is similar to how military insignia are used to identify their wearer (by association with an organization) and his or her accomplishments. The badges and pins sought to encourage others to take similar action by displaying the wearer's generosity and sense of patriotism.
A signed Certificate of Authenticity will accompany your purchase. You will receive the exact item shown in the photos above. A display case is also included.