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Thomas H. Newcomer, photographer
USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
silvered copper, metal, leather, silk
closed: 3 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.; open: 3 5/8 x 6 1/4 in.
Special Acquisitions Fund
Unidentified Man in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Regalia, Shackamaxon Lodge No. 343. Sixth-plate daguerreotype, studio pose of an unidentified seated young bearded man (with longish hair), wearing an ornately embroidered Independent Order of Odd Fellows regalia collar and painted apron; the apron highlighted with gilt, an all-seeing eye on the flap, a lodge name beneath, centering a large star, and [lodge] "No. 343" beneath. The embossed leatherette case has a red velvet lining bearing an American eagle logo and inscription: "T. H. Newcomer / 310 N. Second St. Philada."