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Knights of Pythias Hamilton Lodge #125
1880-1930
Coburg
USA: Ohio, Hamilton
photograph; paper
Museum purchase
2006.028

Black and white photograph of fraternity members (Knights of Pythias) in costume. Three rows of men; back row is standing, middle row is seated and front row are reclining on the floor. Man in center has long gray beard and hair, two reclining men in foreground wear robes with skulls and crossbones. One of the seared men wears armor, a second wears a tunic with initials, "FCB." There are dark curtains to the sides and a backdrop with window and other decoration. Framed with a cream mat in a black wooden frame. Handwritten notations on the back read, "Ham Lodge 125" [Hamilton Lodge #125]. A red label affixed to the top of the frame reads, "J.A. Fettig / Wall paper / and Art Store / 108 N. Second St. / Hamilton, Ohio." A second label for the Framing Gallery of Grosse Pointe is stuck behind the backing paper.