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Unidentified Independent Order of Odd Fellows Member
1860-1869
Maker not marked
USA
Carte-de-visite
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.038.36

Black and white fraternal Independent Order of Odd Fellows carte-de-visite photograph. Full length portrait of unidentified man standing and wearing dark coat and pants, dark shoes, white shirt, and fraternal collar and apron. Collar is dark, with a lighter border fringe; it has wreathlike floral garland motifs on each side, and a three-link chain clasp. Apron is also dark, with a lighter border and fringe. There is an all-seeing eye on the flap of the apron, and a five-pointed star in a wreath on the main portion. The man has a beard and mustache, and is resting his left hand on a table or pedestal with a tablecloth. The photograph has a double-lined gilt border. There is no text on the back side.


For further information, Blog post, April 9, 2020, https://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2020/04/cartes-de-visite.html