Man wearing Masonic regalia, ca. 1860

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Man wearing Masonic regalia, ca. 1860

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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.

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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

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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