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Man in Masonic Regalia
ca. 1860-70
R. I. Smith
USA: Minnesota, Austin
Photograph on paper mounted on card
Special Acquisitions Fund
88.42.38

Carte-de-visite; Standing man holding a sword straight up in the air; subject wears sash (tinted blue) and Masonic apron with all-seeing eye and crossed swords (possibly signifying that he is a tyler). Wearing checked pants; three books stacked on table next to him. Back reads: "R.I. SMITH, / Photographic/ Art Gallery, / AUSTIN, MINN. / Negatives Preserved."



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