A woman brought in a ceremonial costume to the museum where I work today. She wants to give it to the museum, though she is uncertain of what organization wore such an outfit. Somebody gave it to her in a box, unaware it was in there. (The person who gave her the box has been dead for several years.)
There are large crosses on the ceremonial robes. They look like regular embroidered crosses. There is nothing special about them. One of the pieces is rather strange. It has some sterling siver ornaments. The largest and most prominet one is a skull and crossbones. There is also a Lamb of God and a rooster. There are two ceremonial hats and a sword with the set. These are clearly not church related vestments.
Does anyone know what secret society or fraternity might have worn these garment and used these symbols? As I look it up, I’m getting a sinking feeling it may have belonged to the Ku Klux Klan. Most of their crosses seem to have had other elements to them though. They don’t look like Free Mason images to me, though that is also a possiblity.