FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION MEMBER WEARING A LARGE STAR

This cabinet card presents an image of an older man in his fraternal organization garb. Note the large star on his jacket. There is no information on the card to assist in identifying the gentleman in the photograph, nor to identify the photographer and location of  the studio. Perhaps a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery can examine the clothing in the image, and identify the particular fraternal organization represented in the photograph. The card stock of this cabinet card is quite thin, making it likely that the photograph was produced in the early years of cabinet card photography (1870′s or early 1880′s)

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  1. I believe this man may be a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal organization established in 1819. The three links closing the vest are the most recognizable emblem of the group. Five-pointed stars and doves carrying an olive branch also seem to figure prominently in their symbols.


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