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Culber Brothers; Hodges
USA: Vermont, White River Junction
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
Sepia-toned Masonic carte-de-visite photograph. Full length portrait of man standing with legs crossed and one hand on waist. His face is turned to his right. The man is wearing a dark patterned coat, black pants and vest with a windowpane pattern, white shirt, dark shoes, and Masonic sash and apron. The sash is dark, with a white border and a rosette-like decoration near the top. The apron is white, with fringes on the flap and the bottom edge, and various Masonic symbols. The man is resting his right arm on top of a chair made from tree branches. On the back there are some remnants of paper and glue. Handwritten on the back in pencil is "Royal Arch Mason / O Note beautiful / apron c 1860-63." Printed in black on the back is "Culber Brothers, / White River Junction, / Vermont. / Hodges,.. Photographer."
For further information, Blog post, April 9, 2020, https://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2020/04/cartes-de-visite.html