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USA: Texas, Dallas
Silk, cotton, metal, leather
overall: 3 3/4"h x 6"w x 8"d
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
Round black Masonic Scottish Rite 32° cap. Striped black and gold band around the sides of the cap. At center is an applied gold bullion symbol of a double-headed eagle standing on a sword draped with a white banner reading "Spes Mea In Deo Est". Above the eagle's heads is a red triangle with gold "32." There is a round gold-tone button on each side of the cap. Yellow cording extends between the two buttons. There is a brown leather sweatband inside the cap. A paper label for the maker is attached to the sweatband.
The Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction employs caps to signify the status of its members. Some members who receive the 32° chose to wear black caps, like this one. Sidney R. Baxter, the long-time assistant to the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, wore this cap for many years.