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Freemasons. Evergreen Lodge, No. 170 (Freeport, Ill.); Pettibone Bros. Manufacturing Co.
USA: Illinois, Freeport
16 1/2" x 12 1/2"; 42 x 32 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Gift of Degan
A Master Mason certificate issued to Kent Jones Owens by Evergreen Lodge No. 170, and dated August 24, 1917.
Signed and Sealed: Masonic Certificates, corridor, part two, August 2017 Master Mason Certificate, 1917 Issued to Kent Jones Owens (1894-1980), Evergreen Lodge, No. 170, Freeport, Illinois Printed by Pettibone Bros. Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio Gift of Gail Degan, A80/029/1 As a young man and recent law student, Kent Jones Owens joined Evergreen Lodge in Freeport, Illinois. A Cincinnati-based regalia manufacturer, Pettibone Bros. printed the certificate issued to him. Attracting a national audience for their products, Pettibone designed this certificate to be used by any Grand Lodge in the country. Reflecting the diversity of the backgrounds of lodge members in the 1910s, Pettibone printed this certificate in four languages: English, German, French and Spanish.