by Carrie B. Jennings
Although sometimes claiming seventeenth and eighteenth century Scandinavian origins and found in Scotland and Canada and Australia, the Eastern Star is really an American secret society closely tied to Freemasonry. Women largely lead it, although some male Masons serve as officers. This collection, made by Carrie Jennings, illustrates how patriotism and fraternalism often combined in the nineteenth and twentieth century United States, producing hybrid rituals of community.
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