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Allfaire Benevolent Society

Photo credit: The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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Benevolent or friendly societies were established from around the 1650s as mutual saving or insurance societies, and were successful throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Each member paid into a common fund from which they would receive funds in times of unemployment, sickness or death. With the establishment of the welfare state in the twentieth century, the need for such societies subsided, although some still exist today as financial service providers.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

London

  • Date

    1863

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    74.5 x 100 cm

  • Accession number

    M2006.534

  • Acquisition method

    purchased by the Library and Museum Charitable Trust, 2006

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The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

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