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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Apron
1840-1869
William G. Mintzer (d. 1869)
USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Cotton; wool, ink
overall: 16-1/4"h x 18"w
Museum Purchase
95.043.2

Independent Order of Odd Fellows apron; shield shape body with false flap; lithographed in black on white cotton with white worsted wool fringe for Subordinate Lodge, First Degree; false flap printed with all-seeing eye and initials "I.O.O.F."; apron printed with clasped hands in center surrounded by symbols of bow & quiver, beehive, Holy Bible, bundle of rods, scales of Justice and Sword; above, inscribed "SPRING GARDEN LODGE / No. 99"; reverse at bottom printed "W.G. MINTZER / MAKER / PHILADA." Cream twill tape ties.