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Membership certificate

1998.516 (RS22630)

Description

Membership certificate in a 1 1/2 in. wood and gilt frame of R.H. Tucker, Jr. to Solomon's Lodge. Under the two-pillared shape of a house, Tucker is accepted into the lodge. An eye is placed by center in the house, beneath an open book, and the words Faith, Hope, Charity, Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty form the base of the columns.

Details

Maker
Burges & James (Printer)
Date
1847
Inscriptions
Printed beneath print: ""Burges & James, Printers, No. 6 Broadstreet, Charleston"" Written on the membership certificate, it is stated: ""...know ye. that the Bearer hereof, Brother Rd. H. Tucker Junr has been regularly Initiated as an Entered Apprentice, passed as a Fellow Craft, and Raised/ to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason...we, the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of/ Solomon's Lodge, No.1 recommend that he be received and acknowledged as such by....Given at Charleston State of South Carolina, in the United/ States of America, this tenth day of April/ in the year of Light 5847...""--see worksheet for further information and inscription.
Location of origin
Charleston, SC, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
lithography
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
South Carolina (United States)
Descriptive terms
Certificate, Membership
certificates
lithography
Lithography
Masonic
Masonic Symbol
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
21.375 x 17.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.516
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18492

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