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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

1920's Real Photo Postcard

1920's Real Photo Postcard

I've had this Real Photo postcard in my collection for a long time. I know that it is from the 1920's and that it was published by CYKO. The problem is that I do not know what the subject matter is. Can anyone help to describe this postcard?

1920's Real Photo Postcard

Thank you Janet, you were absolutely correct. According to Wikipedia:

The Improved Order of Red Men is a fraternal organization established in the Baltimore, Maryland in 1834. Their rituals and regalia are modeled after those used by Native Americans.

The order itself claims direct descent from the Sons of Liberty, noting that the Sons participated in the Boston Tea Party dressed as Native Americans. Thus, they continue to dress as Native Americans and are organized into tribes and such.

1920's Real Photo Postcard

I got 2 more replies on another web site: One says that it could be the Loyal Order of Redmen, which was a lodge that started after the Revolutionary War and featured Native American rituals. The other reply stated that this card is definitely from 1905. So now I have 2 people saying that they are an Order of Redmen. This "history's mysteries" stuff is fun. Let me know if you find out more. Thank you very much (Janet & anonymous) for your responses, they are greatly appreciated.

Postcard

Odd Fellows perhaps?

Fraternal organization?

Maybe they are some sort of fraternal organization, like the Improved Order of Red Men.

 
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