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Unidentified Masonic Lodge Master
ca. 1855
Samuel Broadbent (1810-1880)
USA: New York, New York City or USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Daguerreotype in case: leather, glass, sliver, metal
closed: 1/2"h x 3-3/4"w x 4-3/4"d; open flat: 1/4"h x 7-1/2"w x 4-3/4"d
Special Acquisitions Fund
88.42.9

1/4 plate daguerreotype with seated portrait of Masonic lodge master. Subject wears regalia of blue silk sash with stars, apron edged with blue silk and jewel of office (square). He holds a gavel and wears a stovepipe-style top hat. The image is tinted - blue regalia, pink cheeks. The daguerreotype is housed in a full case of leather, velvet, gilt and glass.



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