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Five Fifty-Year Masons

Description: Photograph of five elderly men who are holding certificates commemorating fifty years as Masons. The two men on the left hand side of the frame are wearing light colored suits and ties and the three on the left are wearing black suits, one with a tie and two with bow ties. Four of the men wear glasses and all wear lapels and white aprons. They are in a carpeted room with chairs and large windows with blinds in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Plunk's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Masonic cabinet

Description: Texas Masonic Lodge piece; wooden cabinet with one shelf and locking door; Masonic insignia on one side, open book on one side, a "V" in red
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Masonic apron

Description: Masonic apron belonging to Caleb Linn Spencer (b. ca. 1828) who came to Texas in 1857; apron is white silk on white cotton or linen with cotton backing; symbols and decoration are painted on front; said to have been worn by 32nd degree masons
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Masonic apron

Description: Masonic apron made of velvet, and appliqued with flowers and masonic symbols.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Tombstone of Confederate Soldier Jacob Samuels (1836-1906)]

Description: Photograph of the back Jacob Samuels' tombstone in the Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery, 1400 block S. Main Street, Ft. Worth. Samuels name is in raised letters on the face of the tombstone and a symbol of the Masons is at the top which consists of the letter "G" with a compass above and right angle below. Jacob Samuels was a Confederate soldier who live from 1836 to 1906.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

John Sayles Masonic Building Ground Breaking

Description: Photograph of three women at the groundbreaking for the John Sayles Masonic Building. They are standing on a sidewalk in front of a building with patterned walls.
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

John Sayles Masonic Building Ground Breaking

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing at the site of the groundbreaking for the John Sayles Masonic Building. There are two women on the left. Cars and a building are in the background.
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Negro Masonic Temple

Description: Exterior view of the building which is located at 1017 E. 11th Street.
Date: November 3, 1955
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Trinosophes invitation, 1831]

Description: an invitation to de Zavala for a meeting of the Trinosophes, a French secret order. The document is corroborative evidence of Zavala's involvement in international masonry.
Date: September 22, 1834
Creator: Loge des Trinosophes
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Photograph of 1924 Masonic Temple]

Description: Photograph of the 1924 Sherman Mason Temple building. This multistoried building with beige brick, columns, and a stone pediment is currently home to the Sherman Jazz Museum.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M.]

Description: Photograph of Mantua Masonic Lodge No. 209, A.F. & A.M. It is a one story brick building with a dark red door. There are bushes in front of the house and the Texas Historical Marker is visible in the photograph.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

Shriners giving Christmas gifts

Description: Group of Masons (Shriners) from the Ben Hur temple give gifts to polio-stricken children, Illustrious Imperial Potentate Andrew A. D. Rahn stands on far right, Illustrious Potentate Bascom Giles second to the left
Date: December 15, 1956
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Masonic Lodge, San Angelo

Description: Photograph of the Masonic Lodge in San Angelo, across the street from the Cactus Hotel. A blue flag hangs from the second floor, and a car is parked in front of the building.
Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, October 30, 1838]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing recent events in his life. He attended a Baptist convention in Independence, Texas and planned to return there to attend an examination of students at Baylor University. He wrote about the woman he was courting and told his brother that he hoped he would not remain a bachelor. John intended to return home and considered the different routes he could take while also requesting that his brother give him access to transportation in the winter so he could visit a friend. Soule University planned to lay a cornerstone soon in a Masonic ceremony and John wanted to be attendance. The letter ended with John making fun of the LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers.
Date: October 30, 1838
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

Historic plaque, Milam County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Milam County Courthouse. This is the fourth structure to serve as the Milam County Courthouse. The local Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone for the building on July 4, 1891. Designed by architect A.O. Watson of Austin, the courthouse at one time feature a second empire roof and a cupola with a four-sided clock. The clock was removed and the roof altered in a 1938 renovation project by the Federal Works Progress Administration. As the center of county government for over a century, the courthouse stands as a significant part of Milam County history."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, cornerstone detail

Description: Photograph of a cornerstone at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. The text on the cornerstone reads "Fayette County, April 9th 1891, J.R. Gordon, Architect, Martin Burns & Johnsen, Builders." There is also a masonic symbol, "La Fayette Lodge, No. 34, A.F. & A.M., A. L. 5891."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries