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William Henry Anderson Wearing Past Master's Jewel
ca. 1900
William A. Webster
USA: Massachusetts, Waltham
Photograph on paper mounted on board
overall: 7-1/2"h x 5-1/4"w
Museum Purchase

Black-and-white cabinet card photograph of William Henry Anderson wearing Past Master's jewel and medal; studio portrait, frontal pose, man with white or grey hair and beard wears spectacles and a civilian suit; Past Master's jewel and medal on his left breast; jewel inscribed "Monitor / Waltham"; medal appears to be a Grand Lodge of Massachusetts 50-year membership medal; beneath image impressed "Wm. A. Webster / Waltham, Mass."; reverse inscribed in pencil "Elijah Anderson."

William Henry Anderson (1828–1907) worked as a carriage manufacturer and lived in Waltham, Massachusetts. Anderson received his degrees at Monitor Lodge, in Waltham, in 1860. In this portrait, he wears a Past Master’s jewel given to him by Monitor Lodge. Anderson served as the Master of his lodge from 1884 to 1885.