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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A User Melbourne, Australia
Donation Box - Widow & Orphans, IOOF, circa 1870 Reg. No: SH 960103
- Wooden box used within the Prince Albert Lodge, part of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, to collect charitable donations from members for the support of widows and children of deceased members. It was used around 1870.
- Wooden box, made of cheap varnished pine, with a lid with two brass hinges at the back. The outside bottom edge of the box has a small 'architrave' around it, to give the box more presence. The top of the box is painted in gold paint (now faded) in an ornate shadowed script. There is a slit cut into the top for donations of money, and a keyhole lined with brass in the centre front of the box. The rest of the lock mechanism is missing. The front of the lid is broken off and is missing. There are two small holes drilled into the top of the box at the back. Varnish is worn and faded.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1996
|Tagged with:||community organisations services, temperance societies|
|Themes this item is part of:||Independent Order of Oddfellows, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Inscriptions:||In Gold Script: Widow & Orphans/ BOX / Prince Albert Lodge|
|Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1870|
|User:||Independent Order of Oddfellows, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1870|