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Catalog No. 232, Paraphernalia and Costumes for Local Lodge Room Work of the National Benevolent Society
The National Benevolent Society was founded in Kansas City, MO in 1894. The order worked on the lodge system and was a fraternal society. By the early 1920s, it had over five thousand members and was licensed to do business in over twenty states. The headquarters at that time was located in the Westover Building in Kansas City.Kansas City, MO: National Benevolent Society, 1925. This catalogue lists a variety of items for purchase for the National Benevolent Society's Lodges to use. Some of the items listed are: ballot boxes, ballots, ode cards, gavels, hoodwinks (masks), wigs (and beards), staffs, papier-mache skeletons, various robes and costumes for members, banners, and badges. The majority of the items also have a corresponding black and white illustration. 12 pgs., including printed wrappers. OCLC 0 (Jan. 2020). Measures 8" x .4" The binding staples are missing, as such all pages separate and detached. It is unknown if the catalogue is missing any pages. Toning.
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