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Unidentified Masonic Knights Templar Member
1860-1869
Moore Bros.
USA: Massachusetts, Springfield
carte-de-visite
Gfit in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.039.47

Sepia-toned Masonic Knights Templar carte-de-visite photograph. Full length portrait of a man with mustache and beard standing and wearing a black frock coat and pants, black shoes, white shirt, black bow tie, and Knights Templar gauntlets, apron, sash or baldric, and sword belt. His gauntlets are white. His apron is black, with a white border. There is a skull and crossbones on the body of the apron, and crossed swords on the flap. His sash is likewise black with a white border; there is also a nine-pointed star on it. His sword belt is black, with a rectangular buckle. A scabbard or sheath hangs from the belt, while the man is holding the sword, pointed down, in his right hand. In his left hand, he is holding a chapeau-de-bras; it is black, with black and white feathers. There is a rectangular pedestal to the man's left, with an unopened book on top. A gilt, double-lined border runs around the edge of the CDV. Printed in black on the back is "Moor Bro's / Photographic Gallery / Cor. Main & Pynchon Sts. / Springfield, Mass."



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