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Unidentified Masonic Royal Arch Member in Degree Costume
ca. 1870
L.B. Melven
USA: New York, Westfield
Carte-de-Visite
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
2008.038.7

Sepia-toned Masonic Royal Arch carte-de-visite photograph. Full length portrait of man wearing degree costume, turban, triangular jewel, and apron, with white shirt and dark tie. Man is wearing a sword around his waist on his left side. Apron has a bordered flap, with two tassels. Man is standing in front of a wall. Printed in black ink on the back, "L.B. Melven, / photographer, / Westfield, N.Y." Handwritten in pencil on the back is "Royal Arch / Mason in Degree / Costume with / Apron and Jewel / c. 1870."



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