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.


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:


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.