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A young man wore the decorative regalia of his Masonic lodge when he posed for this studio portrait. His vestment and apron have been hand-colored in gold paint. The Masonic theme is evident in the classical revival style of the architectonic gold-tone mat. There were 96 Masonic lodges in operation in Maine in 1860, the most per capita in New England.
About This Item
- Title: Man wearing Masonic regalia, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- State: ME
- Media: Ambrotype
- Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm
- Local Code: 2008.283.008
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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