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[photo] The River Jordan
Photo credit: Philip A. C. Harris
Date: 1896
Medium: wall mural of unknown materials
Size: 10 by 12 feet (estimated)
Inscription: n.v.
Verso: not applicable
Provenance: in collection of Oak Grove Lodge 215, Free and Accepted Masons, Alameda, California; the building has since been sold and the murals may have been destroyed.
Reproductions: Photograph by Philip A. C. Harris, c. 1930; Sherman, Edward A., Fifty Years of Masonry in California, page 406; San Francisco Chronicle, 24 April 1896; Oak Grove Lodge No. 215 F & A.M. 1871–1971 Centennial, page 33f.
Description: A tree with a bundle of sticks hanging from a branch stands in the center beside a shallow river flowing gently toward the viewer. Both sides of the river are forested, and three low ridges low rise in the distance. On the foreground left stands a sparse tree on the rocky shore. (From a monochrome photograph.)
Note: This was one of five [Murals of the Masonic lodge, Alameda, California]. For more information, see the notes in that entry.
Identification: From the description by Sherman and the writeup in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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