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Grand United Independent Order of Odd Fellows Apron
1870-1880
Maker not marked
USA
Chromolithographed silk; linen; gold bullion; cotton
overall: 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 1/2 in.; 44.45 x 44.45 x 1.27 cm
Museum Purchase
94.022.1a

Grand United Independent Order of Odd Fellows apron; rounded body and flap; silk apron with linen backing and orange cords with tassels; borders with triple bands of gold bullion lace, orange and black ruffled silk edging and gold bullion fringe; polychromatic lithographed design consists of female figures of Justice and Temperance flanking figure of Charity suckling two infants and other Odd Fellow symbols; at top the initials "G.U.O. of O. F." and at bottom the motto "Amicitia / Amor et/ Veritas" (Friendship, Love and Truth).