Banquet of Columbia Temple #422 I.B.P.O.E. of W. in honor of Daughter Effie Steward, March, 19th 1930 at the "Bamboo Inn", Wash. D.C. [cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Improved, Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World
Bamboo Inn (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [11" x 20"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Banquet camera photographs
January 31, 1930
The Improved, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (I.B.P.O.E.) was formed in 1898 in Cincinnati, Ohio by B.F. Howard and Arthur J. Riggs, a Pullman porter. They had been denied membership in the all-white Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and they were determined to form an organization that "granted membership to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, or ethnicity". Each Elk Lodge is governed by an Exalted Ruler. The Grand Exalted Ruler governs Grand Lodge. Their women's organisation is called the Daughters of the I.B.P.O.E. and is organised in Temples.
Group of men and women seated. There are two shield shaped decorated with an elk at either end of the room. A few men wear fezzes, including a man at the front. His fez is embroidered, "Grand Exalted Ruler I.B.P.O.E.W.", he also wear a chain of office as does the women to his left. Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". No edge imprint. Pencil retouching on faces.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History