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Emil Cruz in Top Hat as Lodge Master
ca. 1970
Maker not marked
USA (likely)
Photograph on paper
overall: 7"h x 5"w x 1/16"d
Gift of Patricia Fé Andrews
2016.070.19

Emil Cruz in Top Hat as Lodge Master. Black and white photograph of Emil Cruz seated at a table, wearing a tuxedo and top hat and holding a gavel in his right hand, with the fingers of his left hand resting on its head. Photo is printed on matte, textured paper. On reverse, "X I" handwritten in black charcoal.


This item belonged to Emil Cruz. Cruz (1904–1983), born in the Philippines, emigrated to the United States in 1924 at the age of 19 and eventually worked as a jeweler. He was a member of Schiller Lodge No. 263 and Damascus Commandery No. 42, both located in Detroit.



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