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California Masonic Royal Arch Member
1864-1869
James G. Smith
USA: California, Vallejo
Photograph on paper mounted on board
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.038.5

Sepia-toned Masonic carte-de-visite photograph, with red tinting. Full length portrait of a man wearing a black coat and pants, black bow tie, white shirt, black shoes, and red-tinted sash and apron. Sash is red, with a white border and a five-pointed star near the shoulder. Apron is red, with a five-pointed star in the middle, and a white border with a fringe along the bottom edge. The man is standing in front of a wall, with his right arm resting on a rectangular podium. Printed in black on the back is "James G. Smith / Virgina Street, / Vallejo, / CAL. / Additional copies can be had at any time."



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