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[photo] The Road to Jericho, the River Jordan in the distance
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; Oak Grove Lodge No. 215 F & A.M. 1871–1971 Centennial, page 33f.
Citations: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 April 1896.
Description: A deep desert canyon in the center has a road carved in its right slope. At the top of the canyon wall on the right are a half-dozen tropical trees; on the left canyon wall are cedars. In the distance is a lake or river, with low hills beyond. (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 in the book by Sherman. The San Francisco Chronicle describes one of the murals as "an arm of the Java Sea," apparently referring to this painting.
Other title(s): An arm of the Java Sea (San Francisco Chronicle)

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