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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Apron
1855-1870
Maker not marked
USA
Velvet; bullion; linen
overall: 16-1/2"h x 20"w
Museum Purchase
95.043.8

Independent Order of Odd Fellows apron; shield shape body and flap; red velvet with silver bullion fringe; flap: hand-painted all-seeing eye with silver bullion rays; apron: silver bullion embroidered in the form of floral vines enclosing an unsheathed sword, and the inscription "No. 155."


This apron would have been worn by a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows who had taken the 5th, also called Scarlet, Degree in an Odd Fellows lodge,