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Fraternal Staff with Halberd
Artist unidentified

Location: United States

Date: 1875–1900

Materials: Paint and gold leaf on wood

Dimensions: 74 × 9 1/2 × 2 1/4"

Credit: Gift of Kendra and Allan Daniel

Accession Number: 2015.1.121

Photo credit: José Andrés Ramírez

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Description

It is difficult to determine with certainty which group owned this staff with halberd finial. Odd Fellows used such staffs; however, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics is better known for employing objects with the patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme that predominates this object. 

Stacy C. Hollander, "Fraternal Staff with Halberd," exhibition label for Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2016.


Fraternal Staff with Halberd
Date: 1875–1900
Artist:
Dimensions: 74 × 9 1/2 × 2 1/4"
Materials: Paint and gold leaf on wood
Credit Line: Gift of Kendra and Allan Daniel
(not assigned): United States
Accession Number: 2015.1.121
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