Portrait of Gordon H. Johnson

Gordon Johnson.JPG

Title

Portrait of Gordon H. Johnson

Subject

Johnson, Gordon Hollis, 1842-1919
Freemasonry--Mass.--Conway
Veterans--United States--Massachusetts--1860-1870

Description

18" x 25" oil on canvas painting of Gordon H. Johnson in 28" x 35" wooden gold gilt frame. Brass plate on lower frame center "Gordon H. Johnson".
The painting may be based on and is similar to a photographic print taken ca. 1900 showing Gordon in a blue Masonic Knight's Templar uniform, patterned after the Union Army uniform. The frame has some chipping and there are minor blemishes and stains on the painting.

On the reverse of the canvas in black lettering:
Gordon H. Johnson
Enlisted in Co. C. 31st Mass. Vols. in Oct. 1861.
Discharged Oct. 1865.
Member of Francis A. Clary, Post G.A.R.
Appointed Deputy Sherif [sic] by Sherif Clap Wells in 1870.
Member of Rising Sun Lodge, A.F.& A.M. in 1879.
Appointed Marshall in 1881. Served until 1897.
Re-appointed in 1899 and served until [left blank]

Signed by M.H. Morse, Greenfield Mass. (probably Mason Hunting Morse, a G.A.R. member).

Creator

Mason Hunting Morse (1848-1911).

Date

1900 ca.

Contributor

Gift of Conway Morning Sun Lodge of Masons, Edward W. and Merton Batchelder, Post Master.

Source

CHS.

Rights

CHS. Fair use.

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

CHS-1994-003

Coverage

Conway, Mass.

Identifier

009

Citation

Mason Hunting Morse (1848-1911)., “Portrait of Gordon H. Johnson,” Conway Historical Society, accessed May 19, 2019, http://conwaymasshistory.org/items/show/629.