Printing plate for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

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  • Image for Printing plate for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
  • Image for Printing plate for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
  • Image for Printing plate for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
  • Image for Printing plate for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
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Designed by
Glover, Edward S. S., American
Subject of
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, American, founded 1847
Medium
metal on wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 3/8 × 6 1/4 × 7/8 in., 2 lb. (23.8 × 15.9 × 2.2 cm, 0.9 kg)
Type
printing blocks
Place collected
Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
early 20th century
Description
A metal printing plate mounted on a wood block used to print lodge certificates. The plate is in the shape of a building and has inscribed text and masonic imagery, beginning [M.W. PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE / STATE OF / MASSACHUSETTS]. The plate is mounted onto a rectangular piece of board. There is handwritten text on the back which reads [Designed by / Bro. Edward S. S. Glover / of / Rising Sun Lodge / Boston]. One edge of the block is stamped with [American Eng. Co. Boston].
Topic
African American
Communities
Freemasonry
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Object number
2013.71.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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