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Hill Top Lodge Number 143, Knight Pythias

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Title

Hill Top Lodge Number 143, Knight Pythias

Subject

Strasburg (Va)

Description

This photograph shows members of the Knights Pythias Hill Top Lodge number 143 in Strasburg Virginia. It was taken by an unidentified photographer on April 11 1908.

Almost nothing is known about this organization except for it was one of the primary community organizations for African Americans in Strasburg. However, we do know that it was most likely a lodge in the “Pythia Supreme Jurisdiction North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.” This group had been formed in Richmond Virginia in 1869 after the Knight Pythias had refused to grant black lodges a charter in Virginia.

No evidence exists of where the Hill Top Lodge met and no hall is listed on period maps of Strasburg.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Hill Top Lodge, Knight Pythias, Strasburg Virginia, April 11 1908, African American, Harold Gochenour Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

April 11 1908

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8x10"

Files

00000001 - Copy.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Hill Top Lodge Number 143, Knight Pythias,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed February 24, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11500.

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