Ceremonial IBPOEW collar received by Laura O. B. Frazier

Created by
Unidentified
Issued by
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898
Received by
Laura O. B. Frazier
Date
ca. 1940s
Medium
velvet, silk, metal, gems, enamel
Dimensions
23 x 11 1/4 x 1/2 in. (58.4 x 28.6 x 1.3 cm)
Description
Daughters of I.B.P.O.E. of W. ceremonial collar. Consists of a ring of purple velvet backed with purple silk. The velvet bears a series of gold laurel wreaths connected by chains. In the center of every other wreath is a white enameled star with a different letter on each point (F, L, S, J and C). At the center of each star is a circle of gold bearing the image of a clock with a blue face and raised letters: [IBPOEW]. The wreath at the bottom center is surrounded by a ring of white and purple gems. Three (3) gold bars with engraved text are suspended from chains below the collar. The top bar reads [LAURA O.B. FRAZIER]. The second bar reads [PAST GRAND / DAUGHTER RULER], [GRAND ORGANIZER / PURPLE CROSS NURSES]. At the end, a circlet of white & purple gems surrounds a suspended enamel plaque featuring a purple cross against a white background.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
collars (neckwear)
Topic
Communities
Fraternal organizations
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.17.7ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5927b1378-225d-49be-aeaf-967ca7ba9e7e
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