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Master Mason certificate issued to Henry Stoll
Freemasons. Union Lodge, No. 31 (New London, Conn.); Macoy, Robert, 1815-1895
USA: Connecticut, New London
Engraving on paper
12" x 14 1/2"; 31 x 37 cm.; 1 sheet (1 page)
Gift of Mrs. R. H. Barrows

A Master Mason certificate issued by Union Lodge, No. 31 (New London, CT), to Henry Stoll. Dated October 14, 1862. Imprint at bottom of certificate reads, “Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1854, by Robert Macoy, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of New York.” Imagery includes the depiction of two Corinthian columns entwined by grape vines, a bible on an alter and surrounded by three candles, Noah’s ark, Father Time (an old man carrying a scythe) holding a virgin (the representation of morning), and Faith, Hope, and Charity (symbolized by three women). SEE: 79.31 (frame)