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Mandivilette Elihu Dearing Brown
USA: New Hampshire
Pen and ink on silk
overall: 17 in x 15 3/8 in
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
White Silk Masonic apron with pen and ink design; blue silk border with linen backing. Apron design is slight variation of the Edward Horsman 1814 design. Traced (possibly) designs on silk include all-seeing eye, sun, moon, stars, columns, globes, arch, "G", flooring, ark, anchor, Bible, columns, plumb, hourglass, beehive, and others; on bottom, "Master Masons Apron / M.E. D. Brown". Under flap reads: #22 / S.K. Hutchinson." On reverse in pencil: "Bought in / Portsmouth N. H. / in the year 1826 / S.K. H." In pen in upper left "1749".