The Independent Order of Foresters blotter

Description (Brief)
A blotter pad with a celluloid cover. It is an advertising novelty for the Independent Order of Foresters. The organization's logo and motto are printed on the cover, with images depicting the I.O.F. Orphans Home in Oakville, Ontario, the I.O.F. Tuberculosis and Cancer Sanatoria in Los Angeles County, the I.O.F. Temple Building in Toronto, Ontario, and the I.O.F. Aged Members Home Cottages in Los Angeles County Calif. The I.O.F. is a fraternal benefit society that celebrated its 135th year in 2009. It provides financial services and benefits to members in the United States and Canada.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
blotter
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (cover material)
paper (pad material)
Measurements
overall: 7.9 cm x 19.5 cm x .5 cm; 3 1/8 in x 7 11/16 in x 3/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
depicted
Canada: Ontario, Toronto
Canada: Ontario, Oakville
United States: California, Los Angeles
ID Number
2006.0098.1419
catalog number
2006.0098.1419
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Orphanages
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Celluloid
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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