LATE 19TH to EARLY 20TH CENTURY AME RI CAN ODD FELLOWS PAINTED CAST IRON HORSESHOE I. ARTIFACT, FEATURING EAGLE with SPREAD WINGS, OMNISCIENT, WATCHFUL'SEEING EYE,' SHAKING HANDS, STARS & THE ACRONYMS. Late 19th to early 20th century Ame ri can Odd Fellow & I. 6" Height x 4" Width x 1 1/4 Depth.
This really quite exceptional and very well preserved late 19th to early 20th century metallic copper painted, cast iron Ame ri can Odd Fellow horseshoe is a wonderful I. Most of the metallic copper enamel paint used to cover the cast iron piece is still intact, with only some minor paint loss noticed at some of the high spots of this graphically exciting piece.The International Order of Odd Fellows is spelled out in its acronym'I. Along the bottom, while'F. Is somewhat obscured and hidden in a framed band in the middle of the inside of the horseshoe. An eagle with spread wings sits perched atop the horseshoe frame of the Odd Fellow emblem, while an omniscient, omnipresent, watchful,'all-seeing' eye gazes out from the top of the stacked graphic iconography. This is what makes early Odd Fellow fraternal order artifacts so interesting, in that they're loaded with imagery and symbolism, often incongruently placed together or on top of each other, as is the case with this late 19th to early 20th century Ame ri can Odd Fellows I. It doesn't suffer from any breaks, loss or repairs. Good to Very Good overall antique condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fraternal Organizations\Odd Fellows".
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