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Stained glass window, St. Anthony Catholic Church
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Allen, Jeff
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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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Photographic prints
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
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

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