Item 371N4251 - Blessing of altar at Marian Congress

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Blessing of altar at Marian Congress


  • 1934-08-12 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of Archbishop Edward D. Howard (front, second from right) and unidentified clergy at the first open-air service of the Marian Congress on Sunday, August 12, 1934, in Portland. The Marian Congress was held from August 12-15, 1934. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371N4260 were published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on Monday, August 13, 1934. The photographs were published under the headline “Local Sanctuary Grounds Mecca for Catholics.” This photograph had the following caption information: “The Most Rev. Edward D. Howard of Portland carrying out the ancient and solemn rites of the Catholic church in blessing the open-air altar where the Marian Congress is being held at the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.” Image note: The number 49 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N4251

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1.4 MiB


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