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Washington as a Freemason

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Date made: 1870
Maker: Strobridge and Company
Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Image size: Image: 21 x 17 in.; 53.34 x 43.18 cm
ID number: DL*60.2597
Negative number: 2003-24431


Description:

Colored print; central image of George Washington wearing a Masonic apron and holding a trowel and a parchment. He is standing in an arched corridor flanked by corinthian columns with a staircase in the background. Bust portraits of Lafayette and Jackson appear in upper left and right corners, respectively. Bordering the central image are Gothic niches containing biblical scenes, allegorical figures, and Masonic symbols and rites. Washington's coffin appears below the central image and is surrounded by a commemorative poem.