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John takes his first degree
1820-1840
Maker unknown
United States.
Woodcut or woodblock print on paper
16" x 17"; 41 x 44 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Gift of Melvin L. Pfankuche
A76/021/001

Farcical woodcut print depicting the Entered Apprentice degree. Below the illustration are twelve lines of verse about Masonic virtue and obligation. "In good old saying we have heard, And it is true--as true as wheat: In every flock, in every fold, You're sure to find out one black sheep..."