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Unidentified Masonic Knights Templar Member
1864-1866
E.W. Johnson
USA: New Hampshire, Nashua
carte-de-visite
Gfit in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.039.29

Black and white Masonic Knights Templar carte-de-visite photograph. Full length portrait of a man with mustache and beard standing. He is wearing a black frock coat, black pants and shoes, white shirt, patterned tie, belt, and Knights Templar apron, sash or baldric, and gauntlets. Both his apron and his sash are black, with white edging. The apron has a Maltese cross on the flap, and a triangle on the body. The sash has a Maltese cross and a nine-pointed star. His gauntlets are white; the gauntlet on his left hand has a cross visible on the cuff. The man has a sword hanging from his belt, and a dirk hanging from the endpoint of his sash. In his right hand, he is holding a black chapeau-de-bras, with a black feather on top and a rosette on the side. The man is standing in front of a painting. Printed in black on the back is: "E.W. Johnson, Noyes Block, Nashua, N. H. / Additional copies can be had if desired." Handwritten in pencil on the back is "JR." There is also a green three cent revenue stamp on the back, with a picture of George Washington, and the text "U.S. / Inter. Revenue. / Three / Cents /Proprietary."



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