Early Shrine Temple
Shriners on Parade at the
Imperial Council Session in Rochester, New York circa 1910
Almas Shrine Temple holds a
Even back then Bud came in a
Medinah Temple Shriners bring
the Clowns to the Shriners Hospital in Chicago
An Early Shrine Hospital
Illustrious Brother Gene
Autrey visits the Children at the Shriners Hospital in Erie, PA circa 1957
1950 vintage photo (7"x9")
Newly made Shriners Roy Rogers, Potentate Harold Lloyd, Red Skelton, and Dick
An Early Imperial Potentate
from Kismet Shrine Temple
This picture is of Mr. Conrad V. Dykeman. The
picture was taken at the Keith Theater in Washington, DC. in June of 1923.
Mr. Dykeman had just been elected as the Imperial Potentate of the AAONMS.
If you look closely, he is wearing an imperial jewel of the time. Mr.
Dykeman was a Shriner with Kismet Temple. You can barely make out the
word “Kismet” on his fez. He was elected on June 7, 1923 and served
until June 5, 1924. From Mr. Dykeman’s attire and the wilted condition
of the flowers, the picture was most likely taken the day after his election
on June the 8th. No Imperial Potentate at the time would have
been elected in a lounge suit and the flowers were probably fresh for his
election and official photographs on the 7th. Mr. Dykeman was
the only Imperial Potentate who originated from Kismet Temple.
A special "Thank You" to Noble
Brother Larry Dittmer, Captain of the Guard Kismet Shriners for identifying this