The expansion of fraternal and benevolent societies in the late nineteenth century also created a business opportunity to supply those lodges with the paraphernalia for rituals, including “side degree” products. DeMoulin Brothers in Greenville, Illinois, led the industry in fraternal products.
Stroud, Adam D.
"“Supplying Fraternalism: DeMoulin Bros. & Co. and Side Degree Paraphernalia”,"
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