Multi-color image of a camel wearing a Shriner’s fez and a shirt collar with bow tie. A sword sits below the tie and a moon and stars charm hangs from it. A blind-folded man wearing a nightshirt hangs on to the camel’s halter. Button has red text with white background.
The International Shirt & Collar Co. issued 3 pinback buttons related to the Oriental Temple in Troy, NY. These were likely distributed to members as part of a convention. The Troy Temple was granted its charter in 1877 by the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S. or more simply known as Shriners) which had been established in 1870.
Oriental Shriners. (n.d.). Oriental Shriners Home Page. Retrieved July 28, 2020, from https://www.orientalshriners.org/