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Masonic Order of the Eastern Star Signet Poster

Willis D. Engle (1846-1925)
USA: Indiana, Indianapolis
Chromolithograph on paper
Overall: 28 1/4 x 21 1/8 in.; 71.755 x 53.6575 cm

Masonic Order of the Eastern Star Signet Poster; cream colored background, shows the five-pointed star insignia of the order, lettering above and below reads "We have seen His Star/ in the East / and are come to worship Him"; initials in inner pentagon "L / F / A / T / A" with symbols of lion, lamb, bible, sun, lilies of the valley; floral bunches between arms of star and symbols on each point of the star including a bundle of wheat, a crown and scepter, a broken column, a goblet and fabric draped over a sword.

This poster shows the Order of the Eastern Star's symbols and colors. The group associated each color and symbol with a woman in the Bible who embodied a virtue that they valued, such as devotion, fidelity, faith, charity, or respecting a vow. Members may have displayed this poster in their chapter room.


Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S. A.

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