Wednesday, May 25, 2011

145/365: Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order

Annie Malone Parade 13 (Old Shriner)

A senior Shriner glides down Market Street in an old fire truck during the Annie Malone parade. The phrase in the caption is the start of the official name of the group (more info here). I've never understood why the Shriners, a branch of Freemasonry, adopt all these Arab (and by extension, Muslim) trappings. And the fez is Turkish, not Arabic, isn't it? It's a puzzler, but then all that stuff is supposed to be secret.

St. Louis Daily Photo strikes up the band.

Annie Malone Parade 3

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