"Well, lucky break! The Lakewood they are probably referring to is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I know this because the newspaper also mentions Bendix, which headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, my hometown (about 20 miles from Lakewood). I would bet the…"
"I would love to see the super high resolution scan of the image as a whole. Were you able to scan it in one piece, or did you have to scan it in sections to obtain that high resolution?
If you find the idea agreeable, I can supply you with an…"
"And finally, there is another organization marching in the back. Freemasons of some sort. And behind them, a man with his back to the camera. I couldn't figure out what this guy was doing. My husband suggested he is urinating in the ditch."
"As for the main group of men with swords, they are Knights of the Golden Eagle. The banner depicts a Crusader on horse (we were seeing plumage on his knight's helmet) with the motto beneath of "Fidelity. Valor. Honor." Founded in…"
"My educated (?) guess is Knights of Pythias, circa 1880s-90s. KoP was established 1864 in Wash DC. I didn't read about it. Men carry straight swords, most of them do not have hand guards but a few do. In the picture most are…"
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I collect many things; mainly Limoges porcelain, early local photography, and leather-bound books. I enjoy researching and photographing my collection in my spare time. I used to write an antiques blog during my grad school days. I hope to get back to it someday.
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