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Masonic Ladies' Oriental Shrine of North America Pittsburgh Court No. 1
1860-1930
L. Rosset
USA: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Silver gelatin print on paper
overall: 10 x 12 1/2 in.; 25.4 x 31.75 cm
Special Acquisitions Fund
88.42.100

Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America photograph, Pittsburgh Court No. 1. All members wear a white fez with white blouse and dark skirt and tie.


Soon after the Shrine was founded, wives of members began their own auxiliaries. In 1903, West Virginian women founded one of the first, the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. Today this organization has 97 chapters or "courts" in the United States and Canada.