A photo album of all original larger photos of the consistory elevating Archbishop Francis Spellman (1889 – 1967) of New York to the rank of cardinal in 1946 by Pope Pius XII. It is a simple green album that contains close up photos of Pope Pius XII giving the red hat to him. Undated.
The consistory is a formal meeting of the Sacred College of Cardinals. One of its functions is the creation by the pope of new cardinals in the presence of the College of Cardinals. The consistory is where this takes place.