|International Order of Odd Fellows visor cap
The IOOF’s motto is “To Improve and Elevate the Character of Man,” which is interesting since it was the first fraternal order to include both men and women. According to the order’s history, in 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called "Odd Fellows". Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. Huge thanks to Al in Florida for this colorful addition!
A detail of the C.F.Ward makers mark.