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Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Patriarchs Militant
1870-1900
Maker not marked
USA
Tintype
overall: 5"h x 3-1/4"w
Gift of Jacques Noel Jacobsen, Jr.
86.60.4

Tintype shows two unidentified men, one seated, one standing, both wearing regalia of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Patriarchs Militant; each holding a sword with right hand, wearing chapeau style hats; table at right of image.


The two men in this image appear to wear regalia associated with the Patriarchs Militant. This group is open to Odd Fellows who have taken additional degrees in Odd Fellowship. The Patriarchs Militant, originally created by former soldiers, looked to military styles when developing their regalia. This inspiration is seen in the swords, feathered bicorne hats, and embroidered gauntlets that the subjects of this portrait wear.