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The Military Order of the Louse is a veterans group, so-named because many servicemen got lice while ride in boxcars during World War I. The women's auxiliary, the Cootiettes, started in 1930. Our first Supreme Crawl was held in Denver, Colorado in 1936. Our main activities are assisting veterans and keeping alive the spirit of fellowship; our allegiance is to the government of the United States of America.

c. 1975

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  • Medium

    Gelatin silver print

  • Accession number

    2006.120

  • Dimensions

    Image: 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (16.51 x 23.81 cm)Paper: 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)

  • Credit

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Gift of Robert Harshorn Shimshak and Marion Brenner