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August 06, 2009


Aimee Newell

Hello Tom: Thanks for reading our blog and commenting. It's great that you know where your copy of this print came from. Take a look here on our blog at our post on appraisals for some suggestions. You could also check with an auctioneer in your area who would be able to give you a sense of the current market value. Aimee Newell, Director of Collections.

Tom Masse

My mom has one of these. It was handed down to her from her grandfather. When they were tearing down a local Masonic lodge they were going to throw it away and he asked if he could have it and they gave it to him. He comes from a long line of masons.
Does anyone have any advice on how to find the value of this piece? Thanks for the info.

Aimee Newell

Hi David: Thanks for reading our blog and telling us about your copy! Aimee E. Newell, Director of Collections

David W. Shuey

I own a copy of this print. It is in relatively good condition with an impressive antique frame. The newspaper used to reinforce the print in the frame is from Philadelphia dated: July 23rd 1897.

Aimee Newell

Hello Donald: Thanks for commenting on our blog. I am always interested in stories of how objects "travel" and pass from owner to owner. It seems somewhat unusual that your print was framed with a second one behind. Thanks again for sharing this story with us.
Aimee Newell


I recently purchased a copy from an estate auction located in Penn. It was inclosed in a piece of panel with plexy glass covering and signed on the lower portion. When I separated the documents, I found a second one folded under the original not signed and torn in one area.

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