Contributed by Maine Historical Society
A ribbon worn by a member of the Knights of Pythias, a secret fraternal organization that is dedicated to understanding among men and universal peace. It was founded in 1864.
The ribbon includes many symbols, including crossed swords, skull and crossbones, a knight's head, a bird and several letters.
The ribbon is from Crescent Lodge, No. 20 in Steep Falls.
The reverse is black satin mourning ribbon with silver lettering.
About This Item
- Title: Knights of Pythias ribbon, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: Steep Falls
- Town: Standish
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Satin
- Local Code: 2009.316.012
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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