This Masonic apron was allegedly made for Brother George Washington.

When Marquis de Lafayette came to America at the age of 20 and joined George Washington’s army for the Battle of Brandywine in 1777, the American cause had become his cause.

Research suggests the apron is crafted from silk made in China.

The apron was presented to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania by the Washington Benevolent Society on July 3, 1829, and is now on display in The Masonic Library and Museum. It is a study in symbolism. For example, the apron border colors of red, white and blue are the national colors of both the United States and France.