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Masonic Apron Worn by Marquis de Lafayette
ca. 1825
Maker not marked
USA: Massachusetts, Boston (probably)
Silk, linen
Overall: 15-1/8"h x 16-3/4"w x 1/8"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.12074

Masonic apron with rounded body and round flap. White with faded ribbon trim. Trim was originally purple, but has faded to tan on the front. Hand-stitched. Replacement white linen tape ties are attached to the upper corners. Backed with white linen. Handwritten in ink under the flap is "#19 / Lafayette / 6/17/25."


For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 270-271.