Italian House Institution
Dickinson County Library Subject
Social groups Subject
Italian Americans Subject
Portraits, Group Item Number
Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3 Description
Photograph of a fraternal hall, Italian House, probably located on Iron Mountain's North Side. In an era when employee benefits were virtually non-existent, fraternal and benevolent societies played a major role in social life and often provided death benefits to the families of members. Many nationalities had fraternal orders including the Germans, English/Cornish, French, Slavs, Swedes and Italians.