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Unidentified Man in Masonic Regalia
ca. 1860-70
R. I. Smith
USA: Minnesota, Austin
Special Acquisitions Fund

Carte-de-visite photograph; Standing man holding a sword straight up in the air; subject wears sash (tinted blue) and Masonic apron with all-seeing eye and crossed swords (possibly signifying that he is a tyler). Wearing checked pants; three books stacked on table next to him. Back reads: "R.I. SMITH, / Photographic/ Art Gallery, / AUSTIN, MINN. / Negatives Preserved."

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