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Masonic Junior Deacon
ca. 1855
Maker not marked
Ambrotype in frame: collodon negative on glass; metal, thermoplastic
Overall: 8-1/4"h x 6-3/4"w x 3/4"d
Special Acquisitions Fund

Ambrotype photograph in frame of unidentified clean-shaven man wearing Masonic collar, plain apron and Junior Deacon's jewel. Right arm resting on Gothic style armchair which appears to be an officer's chair, left arm behind back. Frame: press-molded floral decoration; gilt liner in arch shape with two columns, two Roman figures, and three vignettes of classical scenes.