Master Mason Apron, c. 1820-1835
This apron was recovered by a soldier in the United States Army from the body of a man believed to be one of the French soldiers among those massacred at the Alamo in 1836 and presented to Col. Britton Evans (?-1857). A member of King Davids, Lodge, No. 68 in Baltimore, Brother Evans was initiated in 1854. Prior to his death he gave this apron to his son Henry Evans (?-1876), a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 107 who presented it to Samuel Mass (?-1867) in whose family it descended until it was presented to the museum in 1947.