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Masonic Master Mason Apron
1820-1840
Unidentified
USA
paint on silk, cotton
body: 17"h x 18-3/4"w
Museum Purchase
2015.078.1

Masonic Master Mason apron. Rounded body and flap. White silk with light blue pleated silk ribbon trim. Painted in gold and black on the flap are an all-seeing eye, moon and seven stars, sun and shooting star. Painted in gold and black on the body are a central pair of columns with globes on top. The columns are at the top of three steps. In between the columns is a square and compasses symbol with a star in the middle. At top center is a G. Painted on the sides are a level, beehive, keystone with "HTWSSTKS" and a sword pointing to a heart. Lined with off-white fabric in a twill pattern. No ties attached.