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George F. Parlow
USA: Massachusetts, New Bedford
Gfit in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
Black and white Masonic Knights Templar carte-de-visite photograph. Three-quarter length portrait of a man with a beard and a mustache wearing a black frock coat and pants; white shirt, belt, and Knights Templar apron, sash or baldric, and gauntlets. Apron and sash are both black, with white edging. Apron is triangular, with a skull and crossbones on the body, and crossed swords on the flap. Sash has a cross and a seven-pointed star. There is a dirk attached to the bottom point of the sash by a dark ribbon. The man's gauntlets are white, with a dark cross on each. In his right hand, he is holding a black chapeau-de-bras, which has a circular badge or emblem on it. The photograph is enclosed in a gilt, double-lined border. Printed in black on the back is "George F. Parlow, / Photographer, 5 Purchase Street, New Bedford."