Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Patriarchs Militant
The two men in this image appear to be wearing the regalia associated with the Patriarchs Militant. This group is open to Odd Fellows who have taken additional degrees in Odd Fellowship. The Patriarchs Militant, originally established by former soldiers who were Odd Fellows, looked to military styles when developing their regalia. This inspiration is seen in the swords, feathered bicorne hats, and the embroidered gauntlets on members' gloves.For more on this object please visit the online collection record here.