This is such a lovely Reward of Merit. I wish it were dated, but I am guessing it is from the early 1900s. It is a nice thicker paper stock which is nice. It also has a great signature saying what the reward was for which is rare. usually it just says who it is for.
Reward of Merit cards were very valued and people saved them for ever. They were all usually very pretty and interesting looking and they were put in scrapbooks or placed on dressers or on mirrors for display.