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Freemasons. Solar Lodge, No. 14 (Bath, Me.); Annin & Smith
USA: Maine, Bath
Engraving on paper, silk, dye, wax
15" x 18"; 38 x 46 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
Master Mason certificate issued by Solar Lodge, No. 14 (Bath, Maine) to John G. Robinson, dated October 3, 1854. Imprint at bottom of certificate: "Annin & Smith."
Signed and Sealed: Masonic Certificates, corridor, part two, August 2017 Master Mason Certificate, 1854 Issued to John G. Robinson, Solar Lodge, No. 14, Bath, Maine Engraved by William B. Annin (1791-1839) and George Girdler Smith (1795-1878), Boston, Massachusetts Museum Purchase, A89/033/001 Engravers William Annin and George Girdler Smith, both Freemasons in Boston, designed this certificate in the early 1820s. The Grand Lodge of Maine used the design for decades. In addition to the signature of the holder at the margin, the certificate bears signatures of the officers of his lodge in the top section and that of the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Maine, representing the governing body of Freemasonry in the state, in the lower section.