Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Circa 1880's "Heart in Hand" Odd Fellows Staffs






The Heart in Hand has been a symbol for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows since the 1700's.

These particularly fine examples are from the archive of, appropriately enough, Odd Fellows Art and Antiques.

5 comments:

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

oh wow. this gives me a good idea for a new tattoo..but i'm afraid I may not be able to take the pain of a tattoo in the palm of my hand. OUCH/Tickle!

Wm said...

My tattoo, inspired by the cover of Barry Gifford's The Wild Life of Sailor and Lula

I wanted to mention that I really enjoy your blog! Such an amazing collection of random awesome artifacts.

Joey said...

Wow, what a great tattoo! Thanks for the kind words and keep checking out my blog!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I've long sought I.O.O.F. paraphernalia for a general fraternal exhibit, along with the collection of Masonic items currently in my collection. If you're interested in similar fraternal artwork, please check out the Henry W. Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry of Freemasonry in San Francisco, CA:

www.masonicheritage.org

Joey said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm in SF about once a year, so I'm definitely going to check it out the next time I'm up there.