Rasmus Petersen is shown wearing an early uniform of the Knights of the Maccabees, which was a fraternal and benevolent “legal reserve society.” Members were supposed to be of “good moral character, bodily healthy and socially acceptable.” The organization still exists today as part of the Reassure America Life Insurance Company. (Courtesy of Westport Maritime Museum)
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A Day in the Life of Rasmus Petersen
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