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Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
Received by:
Laura O. B. Frazier  Search this
velvet, silk, metal, gems, enamel
23 x 11 1/4 x 1/2 in. (58.4 x 28.6 x 1.3 cm)
collars (neckwear)
ca. 1940s
Daughters of I.B.P.O.E. of W. ceremonial collar. Consists of a ring of purple velvet backed with purple silk. The velvet bears a series of gold laurel wreaths connected by chains. In the center of every other wreath is a white enameled star with a different letter on each point (F, L, S, J and C). At the center of each star is a circle of gold bearing the image of a clock with a blue face and raised letters: [IBPOEW]. The wreath at the bottom center is surrounded by a ring of white and purple gems. Three (3) gold bars with engraved text are suspended from chains below the collar. The top bar reads [LAURA O.B. FRAZIER]. The second bar reads [PAST GRAND / DAUGHTER RULER], [GRAND ORGANIZER / PURPLE CROSS NURSES]. At the end, a circlet of white & purple gems surrounds a suspended enamel plaque featuring a purple cross against a white background.
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture