Captain Aaron Bird

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Title

Captain Aaron Bird

Description

Benjamin Greenleaf painted Aaron Bird (1756-1822) in 1804. For his portrait Bird chose to wear, as his only ornament, a gold pin bearing easily recognized symbols of Freemasonry, a square and compasses. A charter member of Cumberland Lodge No. 12 in New Gloucester, Maine, Bird became a Mason before 1803, when members of the new lodge first met. In 1818 he helped establish Tranquil Lodge No. 29 in his hometown of Minot, Maine.

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Identifier

Museum Purchase, 98.064.1

Creator

Benjamin Greenleaf (1769-1821), Maine or Massachusetts

Date

1804

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Citation

Benjamin Greenleaf (1769-1821), Maine or Massachusetts, “Captain Aaron Bird,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2022, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/563.