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Unidentified Masonic Knights Templar Member
1860-1869
Fernando Dessaur
USA: New York, New York
carte-de-visite
Gfit in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.039.15

Black and white Masonic Knights Templar carte-de-visite photograph. Three-quarter length portrait of man with mustache wearing a black coat and pants, white shirt, bow tie, and fraternal belt, gauntlets, chapeau-de-bras, and sash or baldric. Belt has a rectangular metal buckle with a cross. Gauntlets are both white, with a cross emblem on the gauntlet on his left hand. Sash or baldric is white, with a black border and a nine(?)-pointed star medallion. The man has a ribbon and several medals pinned to his coat. His chapeau-de-bras is black, with black and white feathers, and a cross logo on the side. The man is also holding a sword with both hands. The right edge of the CDV is trimmed irregularly, and the bottom edge also appears to have been trimmed. Printed in black on the back is "Fernando / Dessaur. / 551 8th Avenue / Bet. 37th & 38th Sts / New York."



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