This wonderful vintage locket is marked sterling from a member of the Elks Lodge. It is an American fraternal order and social club founded in 1868. It is one of the leading fraternal orders in the U.S., claiming nearly one million members. This locket held membership papers that were signed and paid for each year by each member. Inside holds the papers and says “Hello Bill”. The front has the Elk and the 11 o'clock symbol (history shown below). The locket measures 2-1/2" x 1" The hinge works well and closes with a snap. A beautiful locket in great condition.
ELKS - ELEVEN O'CLOCK TOAST
You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes
This is to remind us that with elks,
The hour of 11 has a tender significance.
Wherever Elks may roam,
Whatever their lot in life may be,
When this hour falls upon the dial of night,
The great heart of elkdom swells and throbs.
It is the golden hour of recollection,
The homecoming of those who wander,
The mystic roll call of those who will come no more.
Living or dead,
Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken.
Morning and noon may pass them by,
The light of day sink heedlessly in the west,
But ere the shadows of midnight shall fall,
The chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message.
"TO OUR ABSENT MEMBERS"
Elks Club Sterling Locket
$67 $75 SALE