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5136: N. Currier: 1848 Odd Fellow Hand Colored Print

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5136: N. Currier: 1848 Odd Fellow Hand Colored Print

Lot 5136 Details

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PrintsRare 1848 Odd Fellow Hand Colored Print

1848, Print "Odd Fellow", N. Currier, New York, Very Fine.
This rare and colorful print, measuring 14" x 10.5", hand tinted in dark red, blue, yellow, black and green, was produced less than 30 years after the founding of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). Titled simply "Odd Fellow", depicted in the center is a middle-aged official of the Order, wearing a frilled apron with the Three Rings and Three Pillars. The imprint in the bottom margin reads: "Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier, Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1848 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N. Y. - 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce, N. Y." There are light stains and a few tiny holes in the outer margin. This print is mounted under glass in a very old, dark wood frame, which has seen better days. Early Odd Fellow prints are quite rare; much more so than Masonic prints.

The Oddfellows was originally a British fraternal society. Officially it was set up in 1810 to protect and care for its members, at a time when there was no welfare, trade unions or personal insurance. The aim then was to provide help to members when they needed it.
Being a non-profit making Society, owned by its members, not shareholders, all its profits are passed back to the members in the form of benefits. The Patriotic Order in England was followed by the Union of United Orders and the Loyal Order. In 1813, various lodges of the Union Order organized the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows. Several unofficial lodges existed in New York City, but American Odd Fellowship is regarded as having been founded in Baltimore in 1819, by Thomas Wildey, and the following year affiliated with the Manchester Unity. Within a few years the new American organization separated from the English Order and formed the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I. O. O. F.).
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5136: N. Currier: 1848 Odd Fellow Hand Colored Print

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Jun 10, 2007
Starting Price $180
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Lot 5136 Details

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PrintsRare 1848 Odd Fellow Hand Colored Print

1848, Print "Odd Fellow", N. Currier, New York, Very Fine.
This rare and colorful print, measuring 14" x 10.5", hand tinted in dark red, blue, yellow, black and green, was produced less than 30 years after the founding of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). Titled simply "Odd Fellow", depicted in the center is a middle-aged official of the Order, wearing a frilled apron with the Three Rings and Three Pillars. The imprint in the bottom margin reads: "Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier, Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1848 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N. Y. - 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce, N. Y." There are light stains and a few tiny holes in the outer margin. This print is mounted under glass in a very old, dark wood frame, which has seen better days. Early Odd Fellow prints are quite rare; much more so than Masonic prints.

The Oddfellows was originally a British fraternal society. Officially it was set up in 1810 to protect and care for its members, at a time when there was no welfare, trade unions or personal insurance. The aim then was to provide help to members when they needed it.
Being a non-profit making Society, owned by its members, not shareholders, all its profits are passed back to the members in the form of benefits. The Patriotic Order in England was followed by the Union of United Orders and the Loyal Order. In 1813, various lodges of the Union Order organized the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows. Several unofficial lodges existed in New York City, but American Odd Fellowship is regarded as having been founded in Baltimore in 1819, by Thomas Wildey, and the following year affiliated with the Manchester Unity. Within a few years the new American organization separated from the English Order and formed the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I. O. O. F.).

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