Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Outside of City Hall

Title

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Outside of City Hall

Description

In this photograph, thirteen members of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, an African American fraternal group, pose outside of the Brockton, Massachusetts, City Hall, in their regalia. James R. Thompson (1862-1931), one of the men pictured and the likely owner of this image, lived in Assinippi (later Norwell), Massachusetts, worked as a laborer, and is thought to have belonged to the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows’ Edward E. Bennett Lodge No. 3338 in Brockton. The Grand United Order held its District Grand Lodge convention in Brockton in 1897, bringing delegates from about 30 lodges together for a business meeting, parade, and social events. This photograph may have been taken during that event.

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Identifier

Special Acquisitions Fund, 89.1

Date

ca. 1897

Citation

“Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Outside of City Hall,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2022, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/1138.

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