Band of Mercy
BAND OF MERCEY A.H.E.S.
Five pointed white star on dark blue background. Gold text above and below with narrow gold outer rim.
American Humane Education Society Offices at Boston Buttons Made by Ehrman Mfg. Co. Boston.
Ehrman Mfg. Co. Boston.
The Band of Mercy indicates a group of school children who had pledged to be kind to animals and to keep them from cruel usage, first formed in 1882 as an extension of the MSPCA. Soon there were hundreds of Bands of Mercy nationwide, totaling approximately 250,000 children.