Ladies Night Reading Consistory

Description (Brief)
Folding pocket mirror made of ivory-grained celluloid. Printing in black reads "Ladies Night Reading Consistory" and has the image of a double-headed eagle with a triangle on its chest and the number 32. Below it is a banner reading "spes mea in deo est," which means "My hope is in God."
This is likely a favor from a consistory of the Thirty-Second Degree, or Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret in the Ancient and Accepted Rite Scottish Rite of Reading, Pa. A branch of freemasonry, the group uses the word "consistory" in place of the word "meeting."
Currently not on view
Object Name
pocket mirror
date made
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
glass (front material)
overall: 11.5 cm x 5 cm x .7 cm; 4 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in x 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Clothing & Accessories
Fraternal Associations
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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