Group portrait of a Masonic lodge chapter

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Created by
Rev. Anderson, Henry Clay, American, 1911 - 1998
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Freemasonry, American, founded 1730
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1948 - 1970s
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Freemasonry
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Schwartz and Shawn Wilson
Object number
2012.137.3.48
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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