IOOF Lodge Hall Carving

  • Unidentified, IOOF Lodge Hall Carving, 20th century, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 1998.84.42

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This carving was made to hang in an Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) lodge. The Odd Fellows date back to twelfth-century England, when people of the same trade formed unions for political or economic influence. In small towns, there were not enough people of any one trade, so groups of people from “an odd assortment of trades” joined together (The Odd Fellows Web site U.K.). The earliest recorded evidence suggests that the first Odd Fellows meeting was held in 1748 in a London tavern.

Title
IOOF Lodge Hall Carving
Artist
Date
20th century
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Mediums Description
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – written matter
  • Figure – head
  • Fantasy
Object Number
1998.84.42
Palette
Linked Open Data
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