Monday, September 23, 2013

Moose International Ephemera

This weekend hubby and I went to the local flea market. I spotted these photocopies of some old photos and just had to get them.



There are quite a few reasons I turned over a dollar for these.

  1. I am a Moose member.
  2. I like history.
  3. There are unidentified faces who are someone's ancestors.
  4. Something to share with Fraternal Organizations for Genealogists 
  5. Did I mention I like history?
The photos were printed on the back of some old calendar pages.



I did a little googling to see if by chance these photos were out on the web somewhere. The only one I found was a similar shot of the old Marion Hotel. Apparently it has had several different names. The Loyal Order of the Moose bought the hotel located in Orange Park in the 1920s. Moosehaven "City of Contentment" now stands where the hotel used to be. Here is an interesting article about how Moosehaven came to be.



I couldn't seem to find anything about Moose Relief, but I believe the L.O.O.M. 107 is located in Marysville, Pennsylvania. This lodge was involved in a pretty significant lawsuit, Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis.

According to the writing underneath this photo it is the Moose R & R Headquarters in Paris in 1917/1918. I haven't figured out what R & R stands for, but I did find a 1918 news article in the Pittsburgh Press on Google News entitled Paris Moose Headquarters Aids U.S. Men. In fact, the whole page is called "News of the Moose".

The following photos were taken about 1922-1926 at Moosehaven. Hopefully someone can identify these Moose members.


 


Leather and shoe repair

And just in case  you are interested you can find a list of famous Moose Members here.



Leslie Ann
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