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Shriners International
The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
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The Shriners International are a large Masonic organization.
They uses Arabic and Islamic names for chapters but are not an Islamic or Moslem group.
The Medinah Temple of Chicago is one of the largest US chapters.
Their 1912 building at 600 N. Wabash Avenue was used for concerts but now houses a store.
The initials "A.A.O.N.M.S." are "Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine".
Masonic Shriners Medinah Temple Chicago
1. Shriners Medinah Temple Chicago Medallion
 
Bronze, 34mm, 20.52gm
 
Obverse:
Bust of man facing 3/4 left
FRANK C. ROUNDY
IMPERIAL POTENTATE A.A.O.N.M.S
 
Reverse:
Shriners emblem, sword, pyramids, man on camel
SEPT 27, 1907. MEDINAH TEMPLE CHICAGO
THE GREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO (Manufacturer)
 
Frank C. Roundy (1858-1955) was a prominent Mason and a member of many Masonic organizations.
He owned and ran a Chicago company which made uniforms and regalia for lodges.
The company was originally named "Roundy & Son" and later the "Roundy Regalia Company".
The book The White City by John Moses and Paul Selby, published in 1893
by the Chicago World Book Company, Chicago, lists
Roundy Frank C. (Roundy & Son) 188 Clark, h. 447 Irving Av.
 
Masonic Shriners Roundy
2. Chicago Roundy Regalia Company listing
 
The company later became the Roundy Regalia Co., still at 188 Clark, Chicago, IL.
The "Report of Inspectors of Factories and Workshops", Dec 15, 1905,
states that the Roundy Regalia Company, 188 S. Clark St, employed
females over 16 years of age - 11, males over 16 years of age - 4.
 
Masonic Shriners Membership
3. Shriners Membership Medallion
 
Aluminum, 35mm, 5.17gm
 
Obverse:
Shriners Emblem, Pyramids, Sphinx, Camel
A.A.O.N.M.S.
 
Reverse:
MADE A NOBLE (Member)
IN / TEMPLE (Chapter)
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