Box

Title

Box

Description

Nathan Negus, who is thought to have decorated this box with Masonic symbols, served as an apprentice to Boston ornamental painter John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841). A member of St. John’s Lodge in Boston, Penniman painted aprons and other Masonic objects—with his apprentices’ help. As a young man, Negus, possibly following Penniman’s example, joined the fraternity. Writing home he noted of his membership, “I am a member of a society who will never see me Suffer….”

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Identifier

Special Projects Fund, Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A., 2008.002.2

Creator

Attrib. Nathan Negus (1801-1825), Boston, Massachusetts

Date

1814-1820

Files

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Reference

Attrib. Nathan Negus (1801-1825), Boston, Massachusetts, Box, 1814-1820

Cite As

Attrib. Nathan Negus (1801-1825), Boston, Massachusetts, “Box,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed July 21, 2019, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/579.