Osage Bugle. Issued Every Moon by Osage Tribe No. 113 Improved Order of Red Men. [Volumes 3–5]
Bound run of fraternal society newsletters for Osage Tribe No. 113 of the Improved Order of Red Men. Established in Philadelphia in 1870, Osage Tribe No. 113 was headquartered on South Broad Street, becoming in October 1911 the largest tribe in the State of Pennsylvania. The newsletters report the club’s activities, events, and excursions as well as dispensing humorous ribbing of club members, some self-help advice, and political opinion. Numerous ads for Philadelphia businesses; a printed and folded sheet (18 x 12 inches) laid in comprises the 24 articles of the by-laws for Osage Tribe No. 113.
Description: Osage Bugle. Issued Every Moon by Osage Tribe No. 113 Improved Order of Red Men. [Volumes 3–5]
[Philadelphia: Osage Tribe No. 113 Improved Order of Red Men, G.S.D. (Great Sun of Discovery) 418–419, i.e. 1909–1912]. pp. 23 issues including one duplicate; a run comprising Vol. 3, Nos. 1–12; Vol. 4, Nos. 1–5 [then a hiatus of 8 months]; Vol. 5, Nos. 1-5; each issue typically 12 or 16 pages. Homemade oil cloth binding (9¾ x 5 inches) with spine titling; publisher’s illustrated wrappers bound in. Line illustrations; half tones; numerous advertisements. Partially disbound; some rubbing to binding at extremities; individual issues in very good condition.
OCLC, HSP only.