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Unidentified Masonic Lodge Master
ca. 1855
Samuel Broadbent (1810-1880)
USA: New York, New York City or USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall: 4 11/16 x 3 3/4 x 1/2 in.
Special Acquisitions Fund

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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