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cuff pieces

Physical Description:
velvet (overall material)
cord, silver (borders; cross material)
silver (buttons material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
cuff pieces
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001D
Accession number:
232045
Catalog number:
61.0001D
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-7206-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1412536

gloves

Physical Description:
leather, buckskin (overall material)
velvet (cross material)
cord, silver (cross material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 7/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 37.7825 cm x 23.495 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
golves
gloves
Associated Place:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001E
Accession number:
232045
Catalog number:
61.0001E
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-7207-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1412537

Knights Templar Apron

Physical Description:
metal (part: crest material)
velvet (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 19 in x 1/4 in; 40.64 cm x 48.26 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
apron, fraternal
apron, Knights Templar
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001G
Accession number:
232045
Catalog number:
61.0001G
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-7208-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1412538

belt

Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
tanned (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 35 in x 3 1/2 in; 88.9 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Belt
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001F
Catalog number:
61.0001F
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f10c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_658750

Masonic Hat

Physical Description:
velour (overall material)
velvet (overall material)
feathers (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 18 in; 20.955 cm x 21.9075 cm x 45.72 cm
Object Name:
Wallet
hat
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001B
Catalog number:
61.0001B
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-c6d0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663400

sash

Physical Description:
velvet (overall material)
tape, silver (borders material)
metal, silver-plated (medals material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 in x 5 in; 86.36 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Sash
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001H
Catalog number:
61.0001H
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ca59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663427

jacket

Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 17 in; 78.74 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
Jacket
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001A
Catalog number:
61.0001A
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d0c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663444

cap

Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
oil cloth (visor material)
velvet (cross material)
cord, silver (cross material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 8.5725 cm x 17.145 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
Cap
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001C
Catalog number:
61.0001C
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d20c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663452

uniform pieces

Physical Description:
enamel (pattee cross material)
metal, silver-plated (stick pin material)
glass (stick pin material)
velvet (latin crosses material)
cord, silver (latin crosses material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 3/32 in; 8.89 cm x 5.334 cm
Object Name:
Insignia, Batch of
uniform pieces
Used:
United States: Virginia
Date made:
ca 1890
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001I
Catalog number:
61.0001I
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d339-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663458

Masonic Order, Knights Templars

Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
Certificate
Date made:
1891
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001J.03
Catalog number:
61.0001J.03
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d33a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663459

Masonic Order, Knights Templar

Object Name:
Notice, Convocation
Date made:
1899
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001J.02
Catalog number:
61.0001J.02
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d33b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663460

card

Measurements:
overall - case: 4 in x 6 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 15.875 cm x .635 cm
overall - card: 2 1/4 in x 4 in; 5.715 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Card
Subject:
Freemasonry  Search this
Credit Line:
Children of Richard Bland Lee Fleming
ID Number:
CL.61.001J.01
Catalog number:
61.0001J.01
Accession number:
232045
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Organizations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d33c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663461
Online Media:

Holy Bible

Title:
Bible documenting the family and lineage of Richard Collins
Published by:
American Bible Society, American, founded 1816  Search this
Owned by:
Richard Collins, American, 1844 - 1918  Search this
Subject of:
Kate Hunter Collins, American, died 1910  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, leather covered cardboard, and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed-without ribbon): 2 1/2 × 6 7/16 × 8 3/8 in. (6.4 × 16.4 × 21.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open-Flat): 2 × 14 1/8 × 8 3/8 in. (5.1 × 35.9 × 21.3 cm)
H x W x D (Closed-with ribbon): 2 1/2 × 722 × 11 11/16 in. (6.4 × 1833.9 × 29.7 cm)
H x W x D (Open-In Cradle): 3 1/4 × 13 1/2 × 8 3/8 in. (8.3 × 34.3 × 21.3 cm)
Type:
Bibles
Place used:
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Texas, United States, North and Central America
California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1869
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Identity  Search this
Migrations  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Richard Allen Collins-Diggs, Thanks Grandpa, Mom, Carlotta, Denise, Diane
Object number:
2014.173
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd520524b14-0cab-4286-a63c-31896cbbba15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.173
Online Media:

Hiram Abiff. / The "Widow's Son--Grand Master of Ancient Masonry. [Silver albumen cabinet print, copy of drawing]

Photographer:
Shew, William  Search this
Publisher:
Pacific Art Union  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver albumen on paper., 6-1/2" x 4-1/4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Cabinet photographs
Date:
[19th century.]
Scope and Contents:
On verso: "WM. SHEW'S / NEW / PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT. / 145 Kearny Street, / SAN FRANCISCO." On recto under photograph: "Photographic copy of the Original Life-size Pencil painted Portrait, executed by those celebrated Spirit Artists, WELLA and / PET ANDERSON, when in the unconscious 'trance' condition. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, ... by the PACIFIC ART UNION of San Francisco, Cal. inc. [sic] March 1874."
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with cotton gloves.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Freemasonry  Search this
Friendly societies  Search this
Masons (Secret order)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints -- 19th century
Photographs -- 1870-1880 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver albumen
Cabinet photographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Fraternal Orders, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Fraternal Orders
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Fraternal Orders / Business Records, Keepsakes, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-fraternal-ref525

Zembo Shrine (Harrisburg, PA) Photographs

Creator:
Zembo Shrine (Location of Meeting--Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; )  Search this
Names:
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Photographs
Date:
1949, 1959
Scope and Contents:
An album of photographs documenting the activities of the members of the Zembo Shrine of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The album Includes images of members involved in charitable activities for children from Shriners' Hospitals; of members engaged in ritual activities or participating in public events such as parades; and of members in regalia.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
The Zembo Shrine of Harrisburg was constituted on October 12, 1904, 32 years after the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was established. Their activities emphasized work with children's hospitals.
Provenance:
Purchased from Serendipity Antiques.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Charity  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- 1940-1960
Citation:
Zembo Shrine (Harrisburg, PA) Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1399
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1399

David S. Gendell Architectural Drawings

Creator:
Gendell, David S., 1839-1925  Search this
Names:
New Jersey Classical and Scientific Institute.  Search this
Peddie School.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Date:
ca. 1860s-1900.
Scope and Contents note:
Eighty-three architectural drawings, including floor plans and various views of numerous structures, including churches, a depot, and houses. None of the drawings are dated or identified, with the exception of one set of drawings identified as the New Jersey Classical and Scientific Institute (later called the Peddie School), another annotated as "Wayne House," the Mariners Baptist Bethel Church, and a Masonic hall.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Architect, active in Philadelphia, ca. 1860s-1900.
Provenance:
Found in collections.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Friendly societies  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Architects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Citation:
David S. Gendell Architectural Drawings, ca. 1860s-1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0644
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0644

Scottish Rite group 1942 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Defender (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Freemasons  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [8" x 10"].)
Container:
Box 103
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1940-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
Posed group of men in Scottish Rite Freemasonry regalia, including sashes, hats and medals. The large group is sitting and standing on the sidewalk in front of a building with Scottish Rite emblems in its stonework. The street numbers 1633 and 1631 are shown but the street address is unknown. Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo '42". "DEFENDER SAFETY" edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American men  Search this
African American freemasonry  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1960 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref3307

John F. Cook Lodge '48 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Ansco (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Freemasons.. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [8" x 10"].)
Container:
Box 103
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1940-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents:
Posed group of men in Masonic regalia inside a lodge room. The men wear aprons and collars with emblem attached denoting their role in the lodge. The room is decorated with Masonic emblems. Ink on negative: caption. "ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Freemasons. -- John F. Cook Lodge, No. 10  Search this
African American men  Search this
African American freemasonry  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1960 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref3309

John F. Cook Lodge '48 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Ansco (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Freemasons.. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [8" x 10"].)
Container:
Box 103
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1940-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents:
Posed group of men in Masonic regalia inside a lodge room. The men wear Masonic aprons. The room is decorated with Masonic emblems. Ink on negative: caption. "ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Freemasons. -- John F. Cook Lodge, No. 10  Search this
African American men  Search this
African American freemasonry  Search this
Freemasonry  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1960 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref3311

Arlington Lodge #58 (Masons), July 9, 1955 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Freemasons.. Arlington Lodge, No. 58  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [8" x 10"].)
Container:
Box 104
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1950-1960 -- Photographs
Date:
July 9, 1955
Scope and Contents:
Posed group of men in Masonic regalia. Several hold a staff with a badge at the top denoting their role within the lodge. The man in the center of the front row wearing a top hat is the master of the lodge and wears a master's collar and badge. Ink on negative: "Scurlock Wash. D.C.". Ink on envelope: caption. "KODAK - SAFETY - FILM 100" edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Freemasonry  Search this
African American freemasonry  Search this
African American men  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1950-1960 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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