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[photo] The Cedars of Lebanon
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 mountain rises in the distance as a backdrop behind a steep cliff on the right which has a kind of road carved around it above a deep canyon. On the left, a forested slope stands above the canyon. In the left foreground is a clearing, in which stands a snag with branches but no foliage. (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: Based on comparing the photograph with the description in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Sherman book describes this painting as being of The Sierra Nevada, based perhaps on the appearance of the backdrop mountains.
Other title(s): The Sierra Nevada (Sherman, Edward A., Fifty Years of Masonry in California)

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