Plaque: Independent Royal Arch. Lodge...Feb. 8, 1911

Object Number: 
INV.8808ab
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Brass, wood, linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall (plaque): 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 3/8 in. (7.3 x 10.5 x 1 cm) Overall (with wooden mount): 6 x 7 3/8 x 3/4 in. (15.2 x
Marks: 
relief: on obverse of plaque: "INDEPENDENT / ROYAL ARCH LODGE / No 2 F.& A.M. / ESTABLISHED DEC. 15, 1760 / THIS TABLET ERECTED BY / THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS / IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE HUNDRED / AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY / NEW YORK / DEC. 15, 1910" re
Description: 
Rectangular brass plaque with relief inscription mounted on wood with hardware for hanging on reverse; miniature replica of tablet erected by the officers and members of Independent Royal Arch Lodge No. 2 (F.& A.M.) in honor of their one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. Includes vertical rectangular drawstring bag with stand-up collar made of tufted brown linen and a green silk ribbon drawstring, with a manufactured woven label on one side.
Gallery Label: 

This bag houses a miniature of a bronze tablet erected on December 15, 1910, in the Empire Room of the Masonic Temple in New York City, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Independent Royal Arch Lodge No. 2 established in December, 1760. The bronze was made by Gorham Manufacturing of Providence, Rhode Island, which opened its Fifth Avenue showroom in 1905.

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Creative: Tronvig Group