Old Bass Drum. I believe it was used by a Veteran's Secret Society Organization; maybe the Military Order of the Serpent in the early 1900's. The paint on it refers to TANDAG which is a city in the Philippines so this may be from a Spanish-American War or Philippine War Veteran's group. As you can see in the photos the original paint scheme is visible when looking at the head from inside the drum and it originally said: "TANDAG KLAN No. 6, SLATER, Mo". It was repainted later to read: "TANDAG NO. 55 SLATER, MO"; perhaps to remove the "KLAN" wording. (Slater, Missouri was Steve McQueen's home town). There is a cloth strap still with the drum and it has leather fittings on the end which are in weak and broken condition. As you can see only one side is skinned but both rims are present as well as the tensioners. It measures about 23" in diameter and is 7 3/4" deep. Please know that this drum has not been completely researched and my speculations as to its history is just my take on it and it has no documentation other than what you see.
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In the early Twentieth Century the ODD FELLOWS had no fewer than five Shriner-like side orders, one of which was Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection. The Supreme Grand Lodge of the Odd Fellows didn’t have good control of any of these groups. By the early 20th Century they decided that they needed to intervene. The groups were then collapsed into Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans. The OOH&P based its ritual on the legend of Xerxes I, son of Darius I who assumed the Persian throne in 485 BC. The group met in “Sanctorums” before their demise.
The Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans (AMOS) is the Order of the Odd Fellow’s equivalent of Freemasonry’s Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (or Shriners). It is not an officially recognized body within Odd Fellowship; it is a private club to which only those who are Odd Fellows may belong. A brother who holds the third degree and is in good standing within his subordinate Lodge (i.e. he has not been expelled or in arrears of dues, etc.) is eligible to make an application to join.
In the mid Twentieth Century the United Order of Splendor and Perfection was reorganized and combined with other groups to form the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans. AMOS still exists in today, albeit in a much smaller capacity.
If you will go to this link you may see more items relating to Tandag 55: https://i1.wp.com/fezmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tangdag55.jpg?fit=300%2C300 (This fez shows the updated symbol, using the OOHP design of scimitar, pyramid, and owl and is done all in thread – the symbol is a patch. This fez was added to the collection to provide an example of the current style of AMOS fezzes, as well as displaying the style of a Sheik fez. The color of the tassel is very important in AMOS, with yellow being for all members (who have received the Degree of Humility.) The red tassel, as shown on this fez, is reserved for those who have received the “Sheik” Degree, which is only conferred upon those who have attended a regional meeting. This fez comes from Tandag Sanctorum No. 55, location unknown, and probably dates to the 50’s or 60’s).