USA photo postcard goat mascot K of P Lodge #427 Acme PA c.1910s
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Interesting photo of a mascot goat wearing ‘K of P 427’ blanket. Fraternal Knights of Pythias Lodge located at Acme, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
Written in pencil on back “427 Acme Lebanon” and “K of P lodge 427 Goat mascot, Lebanon PA”
Based on ‘AZO’ photographic paper used dates from 1904-1918.
Toned on back.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 February 1864. The Knights of Pythias is the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor, and friendship that are the center of the order.