By Troy R. Bennett – Bangor Daily News
Maine artist Harry Cochrane was 80-years-old when he completed twin, 17-foot oil paintings at his Monmouth studio. Depicting a jumble of colorful, odd symbols, men at altars and the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, they were his last majors works. The pictures were then whisked away to Portland and hung in a private downtown auditorium. That was in 1940. Since then, only members of a certain secretive fraternity have seen the towering images.