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Various George E. Stringfellow Photograph and letter.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.45 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Header Record Date: 1958 Pagination: 2 items

Summary of Content: One photograph and letter concerning Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children.

Background Information: Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. There are approximately 350,000 members from nearly 200 temples (chapters) in ...the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Australia. The organization is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children that it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear.See More

People: Stringfellow, George E., 1892-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: MasonsPhilanthropistsCharity and Philanthropy

Sub Era: The Fifties

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