Knights of Pythias of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa & Australia. The Largest and Most Magnificent Representative Convention Ever Held...at New York City Week of August 19th - 25th, 1923... [caption title]

[New York: 1923]. Photographically-illustrated poster, printed in black and red, 41.75 x 28 inches. Some surface abrasions, dust soiling, edge wear. Previously folded, then rolled, with some short fold separations or small chips occasionally costing a small bit of text. Backed on later, thin, light tan paper. About very good. Item #4793

A wonderful survival, being a large format pictorial poster featuring the people, places, and events involving the Twenty-second Biennial Session of the Knights of Pythias of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa & Australia, held over the week of August 19-25, 1923 in New York City. The text of the poster contains a program of the week-long series of meetings and events, even printing a detailed schedule for the "Official Opening of the Camp" on August 19. There is also a listing of the Supreme Lodge Entertainment Committee, and information on daily band concerts at Camp Joseph Jones on Long Island and the Grand Reception and Dance at the 22nd Regiment Armory, at 168th Street and Broadway, on August 23. In addition to the text, the poster prints several photographs of the people and places involved in the session. Six notable officials of the Knights of Pythias are pictured in photographic portraits, namely Sir S.W. Green (Supreme Chancellor), Hon. Ernest G. Tidrington (Supreme Vice Chancellor and Supreme Worthy Counsellor), Gen. R.R. Jackson (Commander-in-Chief of the Uniform Rank), Sir Lee Crawford (Grand Chancellor for the State of New York), Brigadier General R.R. Johnson of New York and Bessie R. Johnston (Grand Worthy Counsellor, State of New York, Vice Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, and the only woman pictured on the poster). In addition to the notable participants, a handful of buildings are also featured, including a "Proposed Pythian Temple To be erected at 144th Street & Lenox...at a cost of $400,000," a "Temporary Headquarters for Assignment of Delegates and Visitors Where the Supreme Temple, Dramatic Order, Knights of Omar, Will Hold Their Session," Rush Memorial Church ("where Supreme Lodge Session will be held"), and the Mother Zion A.M.E. Church on 136th Street ("Where Supreme Court Session will be held"). OCLC does not report any holdings of this poster, though there is a chance one or more reside in larger collections of Knights of Pythias material. In any case, it is decidedly rare, and a stunning display piece.

Price: $2,750.00