Museum Artifacts from 1929-1931 - Name Badges

No laser printed paper name tags for these fine fellows!

These Annual Communication name badges were obtained in Tacoma at a local antique store, and span the years 1929-1931. They belonged to Franklin L. Poole, who would later become Most Worshipful Brother Franklin Lindsey Poole of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington in 1937.

Poole was a member of William P. Dougherty Masonic Lodge #224, which can be seen on close examination of the medallions. "When he became Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Poole had two major aims. First he desired to effect the Masonic education of new members of the Fraternity, as well as of older ones who had failed to obtain the knowledge to which they were entitled. He endeavored to place in the hands of the brethren books and literature on Masonry. His work in this field was successful in bringing more light and knowledge to the less informed. To him, an enlightened Mason became a better Mason." - Grand Lodge of Washington Biography.