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Inside view of St. Anthony Catholic Church, built in 1955 and located at 1901 S. San Gabriel Blvd in the city of San Gabriel. Photo of a long stained glass window consisting of several images: a cross, either a laurel branch (which is said to symbolize the Resurrection of Christ) or an olive branch, a rainbow, and a boat. This window may be a reference to Noah and the Great Flood. In the Old Testament, it is said that Noah released a dove after the Great Flood in order to find land. The dove came back carrying an olive branch in its beak, telling Noah that the Great Flood had receded and there was land once again for Man; the appearance of a rainbow at the end of the Flood represented peace. Stained glass windows have been described as 'illuminated wall decorations' and were commonly used in churches for decorative and informative purposes. Many windows, like the one seen here, are donated by members of a congregation in memory of their loved ones. Photo dated: December 23, 2006.
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00069031 Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b85_f2_i1 CARL0000073070 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120702
St. Anthony Catholic Church (San Gabriel, Calif.) Church decoration and ornament--California--San Gabriel Glass painting and staining--California--San Gabriel Catholic churches--California--San Gabriel Church buildings--California--San Gabriel San Gabriel (Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs