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Unidentified Masonic Knights Templar Member
1865-1869
Candace McCormick Reed
USA: Illinois, Quincy
carte-de-visite
Gfit in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.039.36

Sepia-toned Masonic Knights Templar carte-de-visite photograph. Nearly full-length portrait of a man with mustache and beard sitting in a chair. The man is wearing a dark frock coat and pants, and Knights Templar gauntlets, sash or baldric, and belt. His gauntlets are white, with a cross on each cuff. His sash is white, with a black border, and a nine-pointed star with a cross inside. His belt is black, with four horizontal white strip; the buckle is rectangular, with a Maltese cross. A sword hangs from his belt by his left side. His left hand is in his lap, while his right hand rests on the fringed arm of the chair. The man's chapeau-de-bras is in the background to his right, on top of an unidentified piece of furniture. There is a gilt, double-lined border around the edge of the photograph. Printed in black on the back is "Mrs. W. A. Reed, / Artist, / No. 81 1/2 Hamshire [sic.] Street, / Quincy, - Ill. / Old Pictures enlarged and / colored in Oil and / India Ink. "



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