A look at the rich and diverse heritage of American fraternal societies from the late 1800s through present times. Focusing upon larger organizations of the golden age, this book covers the basic symbols and emblems of groups as diverse as the Freemasons, Odd Fellows, Redmen, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Knights of Pythias, and even the Ku Klux Klan. Usually couched in mystical symbolism, here find images of actual medals and regalia along with period photographs and imagery from trade catalogs. Fraternally Yours opens the secretive door of fraternal societies to everyone.
Peter Swift Seibert is a historian and avid follower of fraternal societies. He has worked for museums and historical organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic and authored articles and books on historic photography, portraiture, silver furniture, and the history of the Scots-Irish.