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Ballot Box with Independent Order of Red Men Symbols
1860-1940
Maker not marked
Place made not marked
Wood; metal
closed: 5-1/4"h x ___"w x ___"d
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
74.1.59

Independent Order of Red Men Ballot Box; called "Twig Box" because wood carved to look like a log; hinged lid opens on both sides; one turned handle on one long side.


For more information, Tabbert, Mark A., "American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities", 2005, p.101



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