It is currently Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:36 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Posts: 11127
Location: Ithaca
From time to time, you see people making fun of the hats worn in the Mormon temple endowment ceremony. Why do they look the way they do?

A Google search on the masonic ceremony is not going to reveal very much on headgear. What types of hats have men worn in the past? Do any of these styles reflect what is worn by Mormon men in the temples today? I decided to take a look.

The findings of my little study are based on a book called, "What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society" by Melissa, Leventon, 2008. I went through every image in this book and extracted out croppings showing mostly men's hats through the years found in Italy, Germany, France, England, and America. In some cases in which men's hats were not found in the book, I used a woman's hat that I felt might add to the results. Please refer to Exhibits A, B, and C for a visual summary of my findings.

I found that hats tended to be soft and fitting around the head from around 1000 AD to about the late 14th century. Later on, more shape was added through the use of billowing and puffing. This puffy aspect is similar to what you might see on today's pastry chef hats. This style appears to have been quite common for a time. In the middle of the 15th century, this puffy style became more pronounced. As seen in exhibit A, the Italian workman in 1450 wore a hat that you might find quite similar to the endowment hat. The working class people of this era wore white or off-white hats, while the rich had the luxury of choosing from a selection of bright colors. I assume that your working class folks including masons, carpenters, and cooks all wore something like the hat previously mentioned.

By the end of the 16th century, men of higher economic classes were beginning to wear stiff, wide-brimmed hats. Women of the working class, however, were still seen wearing the soft, puffy, white hats. Likely, the men of this class were wearing similar type hats but possibly more form fitting, like the turbine type hat shown on the Englishman of 1565 (exhibit 2). Although, the German baker in 1565 is seen wearing a billowing hat.

By the end of the 1800s, the only folks wearing a hat that resembles the early pastry chef type hats are the working class women. Notice the English carpenter in the 1800's (1867, to be exact).

I find it interesting how men in the early 1900's began once again to wear the soft puffy hats (i.e. flat cap). Women also started wearing these in the 1960's.

Exhibit A
Image

Exhibit B
Image

Exhibit C
Image

Let's also look at some headgear worn by practitioners of freemasonry:

The man in the bottom-right corner:
Image

Take a moment to view the headgear shown in this "The Structure of Freemasonry" image. Note especially that of the "Order of the Red Cross".
http://www.alliquippalodge.com/wp-conte ... nry-by.jpg

We may want to juxtapose the history of freemasonry on the history of hats in general. The construction of the Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland (1440–1490) provided the interface between the Knights Templar and Freemasonry. Accordingly, the First Degree and Mark Masonry was introduced by William Sinclair, the alleged first Grand Master and founder of Freemasonry. The historian Andrew Prescott has dated the The Halliwell Manuscript, or Regius Poem to the second quarter of the fifteenth century. These dates coincide nicely with the puffy hats being worn during this time, as shown in exhibit 1.

Yours,

Zee.

_________________
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given... Zeus (1178 BC)

The Holy Sacrament.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:38 pm 
Seedy Academician
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:00 pm
Posts: 13749
Location: The Brutus Memorial Rectory at Cassius University
Interesting stuff, zee. You might try the Masonic exposé literature for drawings. I am pretty sure it has them.

_________________
The Electronic Journal of Jaredite Studies
The Definitive Electronic Jaredite Bibliography

"I don't profess to be such a Prophet as were Joseph Smith and Daniel; but I am a Yankee guesser." ~Brigham Young


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:47 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Posts: 11127
Location: Ithaca
Kishkumen wrote:
Interesting stuff, zee. You might try the Masonic exposé literature for drawings. I am pretty sure it has them.

Oh yeah! I'll take a look.

What's interesting is how popular this style of hat was back then.

_________________
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given... Zeus (1178 BC)

The Holy Sacrament.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:22 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Posts: 11127
Location: Ithaca
Hey Kish,

Is this the document you refer to? http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/captmor ... ntents.htm

This is all I could find on the subject:

A sort of fuzzy image:
Image

Is the guy on the right wearing a hat?
Image

_________________
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given... Zeus (1178 BC)

The Holy Sacrament.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:25 pm 
Seedy Academician
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:00 pm
Posts: 13749
Location: The Brutus Memorial Rectory at Cassius University
Well, that doesn't look too promising, does it?

Now find those 19th century drawings of Jewish priests.

_________________
The Electronic Journal of Jaredite Studies
The Definitive Electronic Jaredite Bibliography

"I don't profess to be such a Prophet as were Joseph Smith and Daniel; but I am a Yankee guesser." ~Brigham Young


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:42 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Posts: 11127
Location: Ithaca
Kishkumen wrote:
Now find those 19th century drawings of Jewish priests.

A quick search returns:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

So much for my discoveries in the OP.

_________________
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given... Zeus (1178 BC)

The Holy Sacrament.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:46 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Posts: 11127
Location: Ithaca
Jewish priests at the end of the 16th century:

Image

_________________
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given... Zeus (1178 BC)

The Holy Sacrament.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:08 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:02 am
Posts: 3630
Location: an isle of the seas
zeezrom wrote:
From time to time, you see people making fun of the hats worn in
the Mormon temple endowment ceremony. Why do they look the
way they do?


Masons copying Israelites:

Image

Israelites copied by Masons:

Image

http://olivercowdery.com/gathering/gatherIs.htm

See also the hat worn by the weather-vane angel on the
original Nauvoo temple.

UD

_________________
-- the discovery never seems to stop --


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:25 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:02 am
Posts: 3630
Location: an isle of the seas
Uncle Dale wrote:
...
See also the hat worn by the weather-vane angel on the
original Nauvoo temple.


Which resembles these 1843 Mormon Masonic Lodge ceremonial turbans:

Image

UD

_________________
-- the discovery never seems to stop --


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:31 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Posts: 11127
Location: Ithaca
Uncle Dale!

Thank you. So interesting!

How are the islands these days?

Zee.

_________________
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given... Zeus (1178 BC)

The Holy Sacrament.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:37 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:02 am
Posts: 3630
Location: an isle of the seas
zeezrom wrote:
Uncle Dale!

Thank you. So interesting!

How are the islands these days?

Zee.



Tolerable -- tolerable...

But the little umbrellas they put into the drinks should be larger.

UD

_________________
-- the discovery never seems to stop --


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Masonic hats
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:42 pm 
God
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:42 pm
Posts: 13908
Location: Koloburbia
Image

Someone has added greenery to the side of this hat. Still, the White Queen may be under the spell of Scottish Rites Freemasonry and some florist.

_________________
Cry Heaven and let loose the Penguins of Peace


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DarkHelmet, Fence Sitter, Mayan Elephant, Yahoo [Bot] and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Revival Theme By Brandon Designs By B.Design-Studio © 2007-2008 Brandon
Revival Theme Based off SubLite By Echo © 2007-2008 Echo
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group