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Large 1912 Pomona Grange Named Officers Photograph With Regalia & Badges
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Large 1912 Pomona Grange Named Officers Photograph With Regalia & Badges
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The pictures below show larger front and back views of this Large 1912 Pomona Grange Named Officers Photograph With Regalia & Badges. This photograph was acquired from an old estate of a family that lived in Rochester, New Hampshire and Bangor, Maine. This photo was taken by Stevens Studio of Rochester, New Hampshire. It is difficult to see but the mat is marked at the lower right side. We believe it is the Rochester, New Hampshire Grange. With a little research of the 1912 Officer names it could be known for certain.

There are (7) women and (6) men in the photograph. They are all nicely dressed in vintage or early 1900s dresses and suits. They are wearing badges with letters and sashes. Four are holding a staff with different top sections. All of the officers are named on the back of the photo. The back is marked as follows:

Charles Varney
George Lasker
Edith Sampson
Sumner Watson
Leonard Day
Carrie Varney
Mary Brock
Willie Laskey
Herbert Chase
Matilda Varney
Bessie Lorr
Annie Hartford
Hazel Thompson


The photograph with the mat measures 13-3/4'' x 11-3/4'' The photograph itself measures about 9-3/8'' x 7-3/8''. It appears to be in good condition. The mat board has some cracks That can be seen in the second picture below. Some of those cracks are on the lower right of the photo as pictured.

Below here, for reference, is some background information on the Grange that was found:

''The National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 1867, by Oliver Hudson Kelley, a Mason and a clerk with the Federal Bureau of Agriculture, and six other men. Known as ''the Farmer's Masonry,'' the order uses a seven degree ritual system, with signs, passwords, grips, and regalia. Both men and women are admitted, 14 years of age or older as equal members, since Kelley was persuaded by his niece, Caroline Hall, to admit women into the order when it was first founded. The first lodge was Grange No. 1 in Fredonia, NY. It was instrumental in passing the ''Granger Laws'' which put an end to various abuses by the railroad industry in the late 1800's.''

''The order uses the Holy Bible in its ritual, which is placed on an altar in the Grange, and 43 passages from the Holy Bible are quoted in the Subordinate Grange's four degrees. The Grange Master administers vows to the candidates in each of the four degrees, and the candidate is hoodwinked in the first degree, showing Masonic influences.''

''The county level administers the fifth degree called ''Pomona,'' while the state level administers the ''Flora'' degree. The National Grange administers the Degree of ''Ceres'' or "Demeter" which is exemplified annually. The order forbids alcohol in its meetings, and stresses temperance outside of the Grange.''

''There was a time in the not too distant past when the local Grange Hall was the center of community life in many small towns. It was a place of social gathering, a political rallying point, an economic cooperative, a fraternal order, a service organization and an agricultural forum. It instilled love of God, family and country. It helped farmers band together to protect their mutual interests. And, more than any other institution it embodied an American way of life.''

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