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Improved Order of Red Men, Great Council of Illinois Convention Photograph, 1912
Improved Order of Red Men, Great Council of Illinois Convention Photograph, 1912
TitleImproved Order of Red Men, Great Council of Illinois Convention Photograph, 1912
DescriptionPanoramic photographic print illustrating the Improved Order of Red Men, Great Council of Illinois Convention outside the Illinois Statehouse in Springfield, Illinois. The Improved Order of Red Men is a patriotic fraternal organization founded in Baltimore in 1834, tracing its origins to secret liberty societies formed before the American Revolution such as the Sons of Liberty who dressed as Indians and dumped English tea into Boston Harbor in 1773. The Improved Order of Red Men peaked around 1920 when its membership included over half a million men in 46 states. Gift of Michael Townsend, 2000.
CreatorVermillion Photo of Springfield
Date Original1912-05-21
TypeImage
FormatTIFF, 300 ppi
IdentifierLHC 114
SourceArchives/Special Collections, Norris L Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield
Languageeng
Physical DescriptionPanoramic photographic print, 44" x 8"
Date Digital2008-07-28
CollectionLocal History Resources (University of Illinois at Springfield)
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