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Masonic Group with donor's father
1930-50
The New York Times
USA: New York, New York
Photograph on paper
overall: 8-1/8"h x 10"w
Gift of Joyce Chorbajian
2016.045.2

Masonic Group with donor's father. OBVERSE: Black and white photograph of a group of 15 Masons (possibly Shriners) wearing regalia, some seated and others standing, in a room with two doors visible in the background; a column with globe and a staff are visible in the PL corner. Two men seated at front wear velvet robes with "ermine" trim and crowns; man to their PR wears short satin robe and satin (possibly) turban with flap. Most of the rest of the men wear simple cotton (possibly) robes and turban headdresses. At center, man in tuxedo is wearing a white Masonic apron with a triangular flap; to his left is donor's father, Joseph Chorbajian. REVERSE: Black text stamped in PR corner, "FRED B. U. FRITTS / The New York Times / Composing Room / New York, N. Y.", with "B / 8" handwritten above it in pencil.