Vintage Masonic Symbol?
by Jerry Laing
I am a 30-yr veteran reenactor of the Battle of the Alamo (March 6, 1836). Many of the Alamo defenders and men who fought for liberty & independence during the Texas Revolution (1835-1836) were Freemasons. Although I myself am not, my heritage is Scottish, and therefore, my ancestors were very likely to have been Freemasons. And the character I portray (Capt John Hubbard Forsyth) is also of Scottish heritage.
After all these years, I am now planning to get my powderhorn etched with some typical scrimshaw designs of the period, including a period-correct Masonic symbol.
Can you please show/send me what the Masonic "Square & Compass w/ G" would have looked like in early America, up to 1830?
Jerry (aka, Alamo Jer)