Past Noble Grand, Grand United Order Odd Fellows

Title

Past Noble Grand, Grand United Order Odd Fellows

Description

This unidentified member of the Grand United Order Odd Fellows wears a top hat and collar with a rosette and the initials “P.N.G.” This regalia indicates that he had formerly been head of a lodge, a position called Noble Grand. After his term, he earned the title Past Noble Grand. Founded in 1843 in New York City, the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows is an African American fraternal group that traces its roots to the G.U.O.O.F. in England.

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Identifier

Museum Purchase, 95.067a

Date

1890-1900

Citation

“Past Noble Grand, Grand United Order Odd Fellows,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2022, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/1130.

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