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International Order of Odd Fellows Apron
1800s
Maker not marked
USA
Silk, cotton, paint, metal
body: 16"h x 17"w
Museum Purchase
2016.026.2

International Order of Odd Fellows Apron. Obverse: Apron has rounded shape at bottom and rounded false flap with point at center. Body is off-white silk with multicolored painted designs: on flap, all-seeing eye with rays at center, skull and crossbones at PL corner, and hourglass at PR corner; body has large heart-in-hand at center with a banner reading "FRIENDSHIP LOVE & TRUTH." over it, a beehive to its PL, and ark to its PR; a moon and stars at top PL corner and a sun at top PR corner; at bottom center, a three-link chain with crossed sword and axe; colorful flower bunches surround them at bottom and sides. Body and flap are trimmed with gold metallic rick-rack and light pink silk fringe. Reverse: Off-white cotton lining.