San Jancinto Museum of History

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  • APRON

  • CATEGORY: COMMUNICATION ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 13 3/8"L x 11 1/4"W
  • DATE MADE: 19th century

Description

Masonic apron. Cream silk apron with designs made of gold spangles and gold-plated wire. Designs: initials, "M B"; laurel; and Masonic emblem (compass and square). Green laurel (embroidery) below. Canvas back.


Provenance

From receipt of gift: "Owned by Nathan W. Bush, charter member of the first Masonic Lodge, organized under a tree in Austin County." The receipt also notes, "Nathan W. Bush, born in Orange County, Kentucky, in 1812, was educated to be a druggist but became a stock man and farmer when he came to Texas in 1826 and settled in what is now Austin County. He died on September 3, 1882.

  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Bush, Nathan W.
  • CREDIT LINE: Bush, Nathan W. (Grandchildren of)


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