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Unidentified Masonic Knights Templar Member
1860-1869
L. Peavey
USA: Iowa, McGregor
carte-de-visite
Gfit in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.039.24

Black and white Masonic Knights Templar carte-de-visite. Three-quarter length portrait of a man with mustache and beard standing. He is wearing a black frock coat, black pants, and Knights Templar belt, gauntlets, and sash or baldric. His gauntlets are white, with a cross on each. His sash is white, with a black border, and a star with an indeterminate number of points. His belt is black, with a rectangular buckle. The buckle has a Maltese cross on it. A sword is attached to his belt by two chains. The sword has a cross depicted on the hilt. The man is holding a black chapeau-de-bras in his right hand. The chapeau-de-bras has a cross emblem, along with black and white feathers on the top. Printed in black along the bottom edge of the CDV, below the photograph, is "L. Peavey McGregor, Iowa." Handwritten in pencil on the back is a letter "N."



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