Look Back – Wabaningo Lodge Emblem Handbook

Just about five years ago there was a post on the precursor to the Blue Book, the Wabaningo Lodge Emblem Handbook. It was really the first guide to cataloging OA patches.

It was published in 1952 and compiled and edited by Dwight W. Bishcel. It is a small booklet running about 100 pages and measured about 5 inches by 7 inches.

The Handbook is broken into several sections, including Regional Emblems, Lodge Emblems, Lodge Totems, and Lodges Without Emblems. It includes black and white photos ( and a few line drawings) of the Emblems (patches) described in the book.

The Emblems pictured in the book are early, and in some cases the first, patch from each represented lodge.

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1 Comment

  1. John Pannell says:

    Color images of all the patches in this book can be seen at:


    For the purists, they can even be seen as originally laid out in this book.

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