Group portrait of men in Masonic costume

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2 images
Created by
Rev. Anderson, Henry Clay, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Freemasonry, American, founded 1730
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
portraits
Place made
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1948-1970s
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Associations and institutions
Photography
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Object number
2012.137.3.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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