I.O.G.T. badges

I.O.G.T._badges
International Organisation of Good Templars (I.O.G.T.) Fete Chairman badges 1885 and 1887.

The IOGT originated as one of a number of fraternal organizations for temperance or total abstinence founded in the 19th century and with a structure modelled on Freemasonry, using similar ritual and regalia. Unlike many, however, it admitted men and women equally, and also made no distinction by race.