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    Posted 7 years ago

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    No I’m not being nasty, I really think Peggy was a dog and here’s why. A few years ago I bought this uniface medal which is gold clad copper and engraved “Joe Goldman Jewelers Gold Medal Award to “Peggy” in recognition of service to mankind Presented by Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee, Wisconsin” This tells us that Goldman sponsored the award and let the Wisconsin Humane Society award it as they saw fit. Goldman died in Jan. 1953 after more than 50 years as a Milwaukee Jeweler and had three stores in Milwaukee including one between 1st and 2nd street on Wisconsin Avenue which meant that he was a high end jeweler. When a medal is named only to a first name one must assume that it was awarded to a CIA agent or more likely a pet animal. Since it was awarded for service to mankind I would assume that it was awarded to a dog rather that a cat for obvious reasons. (Sorry Garfield) Goldman was in business under his own name since 1905 so I would guess this medal to be after that date and before WWII based on looks.


    1. davyd286, 7 years ago
      I would love to know what Peggy has done for mankind!
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      In that Wisconsin is a noted dairy state you might want to consider all the cows during the time frame that were named Peggy and were awarded gold medals.

    3. Militarist Militarist, 7 years ago
      Thanks davy. Some day I hope to get into the Milwaukee County Historical Society again and do some digging into the Humane Society awards again. Last time they were shut down due to remodeling.
    4. Militarist Militarist, 7 years ago
      Peggy could have been a cow but I would suspect that the Humane Society would not pay much attention to cows unless they were being mistreated. They got started to prevent cuelty to draft animals like horses in the city but their "bread and butter" quickly became dogs and cats.
    5. Militarist Militarist, 7 years ago
      Yes Bellin, we are not alone. I think there are a lot of badgers lurking on this site.
      I also think Wisconsin is a very collector active state based on the antique malls and flea markets that I have seen in Wisconsin which I think compare favorably to those that I have seen in other states. Keep in mind that I am always looking for Wisconsin related military medals and badges so my view may be a bit slanted.

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