The Vintage Fraternal Handshake Pin is celluloid framed in brass or similar metal with a copper backing. The Whitehead & Hoag Co. of Newark, NJ name is printed below the shaking hands and stamped on the back. The pin originally carried a decorative ribbon to be worn by a member of a fraternal organization. The back is stamped PAT. OCT. 18.92. The pin is sharp and can still be worn. There is some tarnish to the frame and backing and no cleaning or polishing has been performed in order to preserve the original patina of the piece.