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Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows Banner

41 x 15 pica ( 6 13/16 x 2 inch )

Document header - I. O. O. F. - Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is one of the largest and oldest fraternal orders in the United States. Odd Fellowship was founded in England where it grew up during the 18th century. The Patriotic Order in England was followed by the Union of United Orders and the Loyal Order. In 1814, various lodges of the Union Order organized the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows.

Among the first records of the Order in America is that of five Brothers of the English Order who met in New York City in 1806, and formed Shakespeare Lodge No. 1.

There is a 4 inch and a 5/8 inch opening for movable type insertion.

No foundry identification mark.