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Knights of Pythias ribbon, ca. 1900

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.

Other Information


  • 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
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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