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The C.E. Ward Company
USA: Ohio, New London
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 in x 1/8 in
Lantern slide used by Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Depicts a woman in a black dress holding a white handkerchief. She is seated on a stone wall with a tree and flowering plant or bush at left. She is being comforted by a girl with long hair who wears a short-sleeve white shirt and a blue and black striped skirt. Both figures have pink cheeks. A maker's label is printed or stamped and applied along one side of the slide. It reads, "The C.E. Ward Co. / New London, Ohio." A white label is applied along the opposite edge of the slide. Handwritten in brown on the label is "D.R. / Widow and Orphan 28."