book intro – Portrait Gallery

This month we look at – ‘A portrait gallery, with biographical sketches of prominent freemasons throughout the United States’

– a rather impressive collection of biographies and steel-engraved portraits (“steel plate portraits”) of some of the leading Freemasons in American history (up through the late 19th century).

Produced in five volumes in 1892, by Philadelphian Masonic Publishers, John C. Yorston & Co., it features presidents and authors and other notable chaps of the time, including: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Pike.

John C Yorston Publishers

A classic reprint of the original plates faithfully reproduced.

Series of 5 Volumes

 

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