1925 – I.O.O.F. COSTUMES – REGALIA AND SUPPLIES – CATALOGUE NUMBER 2 – THE WARD-STILSON CO., ANDERSON, INDIANA
A fantastic 122 page catalog measuring about 10 inches by 13 1/2 inches. Softcover, the spine has wear and tears, as do the edges of the covers with some old tape repairs on the inside of the front cover. Internal wear from handling, but some amazing B&W and color illustrations. At the end is a list of items needed for new lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows – Odd Fellowship, which was founded in 1819. Remember, this has some wear, thus sold AS-IS and With all Faults – BUT this is an amazing item, and uncommon, to add to your Odd Fellow collection. The date I cite is from page 70 where a change in postal costs are mentioned.
The Ward-Stilson Company was founded in 1888 and became a major purveyor of uniforms, specializing in those for the Freemasons and other fraternal orders, and later military uniforms and other lines. The company folded in 1955.
there is wear at the top and bottom of the cloth spine with some material loss – more at top than the bottom.