ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS! A MIXTURE OF XENOPHOBIA, SO-CALLED "PATRIOTISM" & SOCIALISM! IN THE OLD DAYS, THE PRINCIPLES OF THIS ORGANIZATION WERE BIZARRE TO SAY THE LEAST. MIXING MISGUIDED IDEAS OF PATRIOTISM AND SOCIALISM, THE JR. AND ITS PREDECESSOR, THE O.
M DISCRIMINATED AGAINST CATHOLICS, FOREIGNERS AND ALL OTHERS NOT FITTING THEIR IDEAS. IT IS IMPORTANT HOWEVER TO REALIZE THAT IN TIME THE ORDER DROPPED ITS PREJUDICED GUIDELINES AND WELCOMED MEMBERSHIP OF ALL RELIGIONS AND RACES. APPROXIMATELY 25 ¾ INCHES IN LENGTH! Visit Our Classicliterati Auctions Each Week For.. Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures!
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M, who blatantly plagiarized the Freemasons' Square and Compass for use as part of their Coat-of-Arms. They added a workers arm holding hammer to symbolize labor. This group offered a bizarre mixture of patriotism, socialism and xenophobic bigotry. After a great many years, the order did a turn around, They opened its membership to all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds. That is the peculiar history behind this flag.
We believe it was made in circa 1910's. Flag is in very good vintage condition with only some normal minor wear. The tip looks a bit clipped, but no serious problems.
If framed, this will make a great conversation piece. It measures approximately 25 ¾ x 11 inches. A GENUINE NON-MASONIC HISTORIC ANTIQUE FLAG THAT PLAGIARIZED THE GREAT SYMBOLS OF FREEMASONRY & THE ARM OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT!A NICE MEMENTO FROM A BIZARRE OLD XENOPHOBIC SOCIALIST SECRET SOCIETY! Do not let this item pass you by. We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions.
We try to describe items as best as possible. OURS IS A BUSINESS WHICH IS RUN BY MASONS. Among our clients are Masonic Museums, Libraries as well as many individual collectors. Having always been passionately involved in the study and active documentation of Masonic Arts and Historical Artifacts, it gives us an extra special pleasure to also feature Masonic Collectibles among our various auctions.We relish securing good homes for these most wonderful and beautiful cultural treasures of Freemasonry, thus helping to some degree to insure their survival and appreciation for generations to come. To some degree to insure their survival and appreciation for generations to come. CHECK OUR AUCTIONS EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES!
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ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS