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Masonic Pageantry: The Inspiration for Scottish Rite Costumes, 1867–1920

Issue: Vol 6 No. 2 (2015)

Journal: Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/jrff.36815

Abstract:

Between 1913 and 1920, the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite contracted to have 119 costumes designed for their rituals. The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library has a complete set of these illustrations, which include notes about their design sources. This article provides an overview of the costumes and their sources, along with some biographical information on their designers. The designs are influenced by sources from inside and outside the fraternity and serve as an example of how the fraternity did not operate in a vacuum despite its secrecy.

Author: Aimee E. Newell

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