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Washington Closing the Lodge
1869-1871
B. A. & A. S. Wadhams
USA: Illinois, Chicago
Chromolithograph on paper mounted on board
mat: 28"h x 22"w; sheet: 22"h x 16-1/2"w
Gift of Spicket Lodge A.F. & A. M, No. 85, Salem, NH
79.37

Washington Closing the Lodge chromolithograph; George Washington is shown standing on a dias in a Masonic lodge, in an attitude of benediction; on his right is a setting maul on a pedestal, with a level leaning against the base; on his left is a table, with a trowel laid atop books piled on a document, leaning against the table leg is a level and a 24-inch marking gauge; in the background are three pillars (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian), and a Master's chair carved with Solomon's seal; Washington wears civilian dress, tricorn hat, Masonic collar with Worshipful Master's jewel (square), and Masonic apron.