The men are all dressed in Masonic costume; their hats read "Bethel Lodge" above the freemason emblem of square and compass. Their individual names or initials are also on their hats. Eight stand in the image's middleground while five sit in the foreground.
A large group of men stand on a series of steps in front of a set of double doors. All of the men are dressed in suits; the nine men standing in the front row clearly don Masonic regalia. Two of the men in the front row hold staffs aloft which have the square and compass insignia fashioned in metal at the ends.