Tintype photograph of James Turner, Master Mason, with two women

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Photograph by
Pearce, H.G., American, active 1860s-1870s
Subject of
Turner, James, American
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver on photographic plates
Dimensions
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 1/2 × 3 in. (11.4 × 7.6 cm)
Type
tintypes
Place captured
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1873
Description
Tintype photograph of brother James Turner, Master Mason in the Celestial Lodge of Rhode Island, who is seated wearing masonic apron is flanked by two women, presumbably sisters in the women's auxiliary of the lodge who both have their hands resting on Turner's shoulders. The tintype is in its original paper frame, that is purple-pink in color and is decorated with gold-leafed designs around the outer edges. The back of the frame has the mark of the photographer printed in an elaborate gold ribbon design in the center, [37 Westminster St. / H.G. PEARCE / Providence, R.I.], surrounded by a gold frame with floral motif.
Topic
African American
Freemasonry
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.16.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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