'Jubilee of K[nights] T[emplar] in South Australia - Aug. 24th 1908' (caption on a vintage photograph of the celebratory dinner). Freemasonry.
'Jubilee of K[nights] T[emplar] in South Australia - Aug. 24th 1908' (caption on a vintage photograph of the celebratory dinner)

'Jubilee of K[nights] T[emplar] in South Australia - Aug. 24th 1908' (caption on a vintage photograph of the celebratory dinner)

A gelatin silver photograph (image size 150 × 196 mm, on the original card mount, 250 × 306 mm, with the indistinct blindstamp of the photographer); the print has four tiny indentations, a few light surface scuffs, and some silvering-out; the mount has a few chips to the extremities (it was framed at one stage); overall, the condition is excellent.

The verso of the mount has some pencilled notes by the framer (not least, 'stain out gilt printing', thus obliterating the photographer's details!); the client's name was Boucaut. This would be Sir James Penn Boucaut (1831-1916), three-times Premier of South Australia, clearly visible in the foreground of the photograph. Sitting next to him is another prominent freemason, Archibald Henry Peake (1859-1920), who was also to serve three terms as Premier of South Australia. One of Boucaut's sons, Ernest Bertram Boucaut, has later inscribed the verso of the mount: 'Jubilee Knight Templarly [sic] in South Australia. Alfred Masonic Hall, Thursday Aug 24th 1908. E.B. Boucaut. K.T.'.

Item #114190

Price: $300.00