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portland uniform3A member of Milwaukie-Portland Lodge 142 found this vintage uniform in an antique store and couldn't pass up the opportunity for the Lodge to own it.

Now comes the question, "What was its purpose and which group wore it?" We know it wasn't part of the band as their uniforms were very different. The Drill Team we believe was a different color. We think it might have been a flag bearer's uniform because of the sash shown but can't be sure.  Is there anyone out there who can help us solve the mystery?

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#2 Robert (Bob) Walker 2016-05-05 17:13
From Bob Walker, Area 8 GL Ritual Committee:
I sent an email to PGERs Roger True and Frank Garland about this. It appears to be a band uniform, as the lodge bands were a big thing back then. Back When? The patch says "Walla Walla" and the 32nd WSEA Convention. That would put the date around 1937. Maybe Portland Lodge's band went to Walla Walla for the convention? You might check with their historian about that.. Hope this helps !
+1 #1 Tony Baker 2016-03-03 16:49
Do you have any idea of how old it is?

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