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1998.515 (RS22631)

Description

Masonic print in a 1 1/4 in. gilt frame given by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to William Carr. In the engraving, a large eye in the sky has rays radiating from it. Two classical figures on two columns hold a banner that reads: "To the Fraternity, Peace and Good Fellowship". Two scrolls hang from bars suspended between three columns.

Details

Maker
Penninam & Mills (Artist)
Annin & Smith (Engraver)
Date
1819
Inscriptions
Printed beneath engraving: ""Drawn by Penninam & Mills/ Engraved by Annin & Smith, Boston./ 12 Court St."" Left script hanging between two columns reads: ""William Carr/ to whom we have granted these letters,/ was admitted to the Third Degree of/ Masonry in Village Lodge/ on the 19th day of, --- A.L. 5818/ Distinguished for his virtues and/ fidelity to the Craft.....""--see worksheet for further inscription on front regarding William Carr and the Grand Lodge.
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Certificate, Membership
certificates
engraving (printing process)
Masonic
Masonic Symbol
paper (fiber product)
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
19 x 14.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.515
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18491

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