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Masonic Broken Column or Time and the Virgin Symbol
ca. 1896
USA: New York, Brooklyn
Photograph on paper mounted on board
Special Acquisitions Fund

Sepia-tone cabinet card photograph of Masonic broken column or "Time and the Virgin" symbol. Winged Father Time stands behind a young virgin as she kneels at the broken column. Time fondles her hair. They stand at the top of three steps. There is an all-seeing eye at center top. "Photographed from Life" inscribed at bottom.