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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (cover material)
paper (pad material)
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
Canada: Ontario, Toronto
Canada: Ontario, Oakville
United States: California, Los Angeles
ID Number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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