1860's English Masonic CDV Photo of Ellen Sclater, Shaldon, Devon, UK

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A wonderful and graphic Fraternal/Victorian album filler CDV photo with a handwritten 19th century inscription on the reverse written in brown dip pen ink which reads "Miss Ellen Sclater, Shaldon", 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Ellen Sclater in the 1861 England Census
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Relation: Daughter
Mother's name: Jane Sclater
Where born: Shaldon, Devon, England
Civil Parish: St Nicholas
Registration district: Newton Abbot
Sub-registration district: Teignmouth
Household Members: Name Age
Jane Sclater 42
Elias Sclater 17
Mary Jane Sclater 9
William Sclater 15
Ellen Sclater 2

Ellen Sclater in England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index 1837-1915
Registration Year: 1883
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Newton Abbot
Couple Name:
Robert Bowden
Ellen Sclater Bowden

We also found this info in census records:
An "Ella Sclater" was born in 1876 in Shaldon, Devon, to Sarah Sclater, age 34, and Elias Sclater, age 32. In 1876 she lived in Shaldon, Devon, England. In 1891 at age 15, she was a daughter in census, living in St Nicholas, Devon, England. In 1901 at 25, her relation to Head of House was daughter living in St Nicholas, Devon, England. We assume this family is all related, by the unusual Sclater surname.

The carte de visite photo exhibits Masonic icons and text such as: Upright. Light. Life. Love. He set up the left pillar of the temple and called it BOAZ. He set up the right pillar of the temple and called it JACHIN. Charity to man, Hope of immortality, Faith in God.

Icons: Crowns, compass, ruler, leafs, silk, bible opened to Kings VI. Many antique masonic silk ribbons, armorial motifs, medals, badges and paraphernalia. Pillar with text, fringe, masonic aprons.

This original vintage CDV photo was found in Exeter, Devon, England. A beautiful and rare piece of masonic history. "Album fillers" were CDV photos made to fill in the empty spaces in the early CDV photo albums, between the various family photos. They can be humorous, cultural, political, erotic, playful, jokes, poems, current news, cultural and regional topics and advertising related in nature. 

The image will be sent in a new rigid CDV sleeve.

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Size: 4.5 x 2.5 inches 
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