Andrew, Daniel, and Mehitable Wentworth

Title

Andrew, Daniel, and Mehitable Wentworth

Description

Artist Joseph Davis specialized in images that combined profile portraits with the kind of information found on family records. Here he depicts a husband, wife and their young son. While Mehitable Wentworth (1806-1834) holds her new baby, her husband Andrew (1803-1880) grasps objects associated with Freemasonry in his hands, a membership certificate or chart, a square and compasses. The tools may have held a double meaning for Andrew—later census records list his occupation as “Mason.”

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Identifier

Special Acquisitions Fund, 90.32

Creator

Joseph H. Davis (1811-1865), Berwick, Maine

Date

1833

Citation

Joseph H. Davis (1811-1865), Berwick, Maine, “Andrew, Daniel, and Mehitable Wentworth,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed October 26, 2021, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/581.

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