IOOF Lodge Fezzes


TAFC.2011.19 ~ IOOF Fez, Agency Lodge No.505 , Agency, MO

An IOOF lodge fez. Deep red felt with white embroidery and bright blue tassel. Emblem reads “AGENCY No. 505” over prominent three links.

C E Ward label at join of leather sweat band, as well as being stamped in black directly onto the sweat band.

Top is perforated with four standard circular areas, but at the center of each perforation area is a black metal grommet (which would allow far better air circulation).

Seth Anthony’s research on a similar fez places Agency 505 in Buchanan, MO, but currently the Lodge is listed in Agency, MO.

 

TAFC.2011.20 ~ IOOF Fez, St. Louis Lodge No.5 , St. Louis, MO

An IOOF lodge fez. Deep red felt with white embroidery and bright blue tassel. Emblem reads “ST. LOUIS No. 5” over  three links.

Maker’s label stitched to leather sweat band. This is so strongly similar to the CE Ward fez (TAFC.2011.19) in form, tassel, and most of all the style of the embroidery, that it must be related, and it is also from New London. History of CE Ward shows the company being sold in 1968, and this hat may come from that transitional timeframe.

Top is perforated with four standard circular areas, but at the center of each perforation area is a black metal grommet (which would allow far better air circulation).

Lodge website notes that St. Louis 5 was chartered Aug 21, 1841.
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One comment on “IOOF Lodge Fezzes

  1. David Walter says:

    My mother was a member of the Rebekah’s of Estacada Oregon and I have two of the Fez. I have not seen either type in any photo’s and was hoping that you might be able to provide additional info on them. They may be homemade. I have photo’s of them but have not been able to figure out how to attach the photo’s to this reply. So, if you send an email, I will reply to that with the photo’s. Thank you,

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