It came with the following caption:
I know nothing of these artifacts. Does anyone else know anything?
I am blowing it up to unusual proportions so you can see it better.
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The "interview" itself is worth reading. The New Yorker claims,
"On May 26, 1996, Mariana Cook visited Barack and Michelle Obama in Hyde Park as part of a photography project on couples in America. What follows is excerpted from her interviews with them."You see, Barack and Michelle were just another couple in America. The New Yorker just happened to find them, somehow, some way.
To conclude, since I know nothing of the "lithographs" in the background of this photograph, I do not know if the one in the middle depicts Satan. I also have no idea if the icon on the table is a voodoo demon idol. The lithograph on the left does look Indonesian. The one of the right could be anything. I seriously doubt it is "Masonic."
Maybe it's from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
People and their equation of Satanism and the Masons. Ridiculous.