63rd Annual Session Improved Order of Red Men; 32nd Annual Session Degree of Pocohontas, Charleston, W. Va.

Identifier:
052408
Collection Number:
2523
Title:
63rd Annual Session Improved Order of Red Men; 32nd Annual Session Degree of Pocohontas, Charleston, W. Va.
Date:
1934/05/22-1934/05/23
Creator:
Gravely and Moore Studio; Charleston, W. Va.
Description:
"The Improved Order of Red Men is one of the nation's oldest patriotic fraternal organizations, established in 1834. Their rituals are modeled after those assumed to be used by Native Americans. The organization claimed a membership of about half a million in 1935, but has declined to a little more than 15,000. The Order's female auxiliary is the Degree of Pocahontas, which dates back to the 1880s."
Subjects:
Cities--Charleston., Women--West Virginia., Portraits--Group., Indians of North America., Men--West Virginia.
Geographic:
Charleston (W. Va.)
Acquisition Source:
Gravely Studios
Acquisition Method:
Gift
Medium:
film negative
Projects:
West Virginia History OnView