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C. H. Johns
USA: Detroit, Michigan
Metal, glass, paper, paint, cloth, plastic, ink
frame: 6-1/8"h x 4-5/8"w x 1/2"d
Gift of Isamay E. Osborne in Memory of Robert N. Osborne
Masonic International Order of Rainbow for Girls Picture made for Isamay Addis. Framed plaque with rainbow and clasped hands, chain attached to pot of gold; "Dearborn Assembly No. 3 / Isamay Addis / 1951" in black at bottom. On reverse, white sticker reading "C. H. JOHNS / Hand Painted Emblems / 15273 Faircrest Avenue / L A. 7-5644 Detroit 5, Mich.".
A pot of gold, a rainbow, and two hands clasped together with the initials “BFCL” (for bible, flag, constitution, and lambskin) are emblems the Order of Rainbow for Girls, founded in 1922 by Reverend W. Mark Sexson (1877-1953). Young women aged 11 to 20, whose fathers or family members were Masons could join the group. Isamay Addis, a Rainbow Girl from Michigan, received this personalized memento from her parents.