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Unidentified Independent Order of Odd Fellows Member
1860-1869
Groom
USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
carte-de-visite
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.038.26

Sepia-toned fraternal carte-de-visite photograph. Three-quarter length portrait of an unidentified man wearing a black coat and pants, white shirt, bow tie, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows apron and collar. Collar is dark, with a lighter border and fringe; collar has a floral motif on each side. Apron is also dark, with a lighter border and fringe; it has a flap, with a fringe and two tassels. On the flap, there is an all-seeing eye. The main part of the apron has a floral wreath with bunches of grapes that encloses a five-pointed star; above the star is written "No 258". The man is resting his right arm on top of a white table. Printed in black on the back is a coat of arms with the words "Groom's Carte-de-Visite / and / Photograph Gallery, / Second St. Above Spruce / Philadelphia." Below the coat of arms is printed in black "M / Taken / No.", with a dotted line following each line of text. The numeral "192" is written in pencil on the dotted line immediately following "No." Printed in black below these three lines is "N. B.-Any number of Duplicates may be had / from this Negative, twelve months from / date, by giving your name or / number as above."



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