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International Order of Odd Fellows Altar Cloth
1800s
Maker not marked
USA
Silk, cotton, paint
1/2"h x 24"w x 73"d
Museum Purchase
2016.026.1

International Order of Odd Fellows Altar Cloth. Obverse: Altar cloth has black velvet (likely silk) body with designs painted on it in silver paint: an hourglass and scythe at one end, and "IN MEMORIAM" in a slightly arched shape over the three-link chain emblem at the other. Reverse: Red velvet (likely silk) body has designs painted on in gold paint: a heart in hand emblem with three-link chain emblem above it at one end, and "JONATHAN / [three-link chain emblem] / No. 225" at the other. Ends have three rounded points; one end is trimmed with gold cotton fringe.



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