Badge, Fraternal
1900 Approximate
Comee Lodge Memorial Badge. Material: metal, textile, paper. Size: 2 5/8" W. x 8" L. Description: two-sided silk ribbon - one side red, silver print: "Comee Lodge, No. 25 I.O.O.F. Waseca, Minn." - American flag at top (torn) gold metal in center with a picture of a blue eye and three gold links with F L T in the center of the links - gold metal fringe at bottom - reverse side: black silk - silver print: "In Memoriam Independent Order F.L.T. Odd Fellows Comee Lodge No. 25 I.O.O.F. Waseca, Minn." - cardboard lining between ribbons - black print on cardboard: "Made By The M. G. Lilley & Co. Columbus Ohio Manufacturers of Badges, Banners, Flags, Buttons, Uniforms and" ?
Waseca organization: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), a secret society for the mutual aid and benefit of the members, originated in England in the 18th Century.