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Masonic Shrine Aleppo Temple Ritualistic Degree Team
ca. 1938
USA: Massachusetts
Photograph on paper
Gift of Harvey B. Leggee Collection of Shrine and Fraternal Material

Black and white photograph of Masonic Shrine Aleppo Temple Ritualistic Degree Team. Backdrop of three Oriental-style rugs or hangings. Five men sit on a dais, which is also covered with Oriental-style rugs. At front center of the dais are three steps covered with a rug and three open books, each resting on the next. Three additional men stand at the sides of the dais. All of the men wear costumes - robes, turbans, sandals, beards. Most of the men hold batons, several appear to have symbols on top. There is a small table on the dais with a candlestick on top. Pasted to the back is a black and white printed photo of this image. Text below the printed image identifies the men and their respective roles. There are also several handwritten pencil notations on the back of the photograph.

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