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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017


Merry Christmas to our Wonders of the Bible followers -- as we rejoice in the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May you and yours be blessed today and everyday throughout the upcoming year. We hope you enjoyed WOTB this past year. Shown: Master transparency from the View-Master series "The Birth of Christ", circa 1940's. From the Wonders of the Bible Collection. Love to all ... and to all, a good night!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Frank DeFreitas Fall 2017 Lecture Tour


Just a few photos from my 10-week lecture tour of Fall 2017. I have a lot of great new material planned for 2018-19, so I hope to see you at one of my events. Stayed tuned for previews of what is planned. -- Frank DeFreitas

P.S. If you would like an exhibit / presentation for your church, group or organization, you can call: (484) 387-5320. Ask for Frank or Debi DeFreitas.

I am now retired, and plan to travel ONLY in the spring and fall months (Spring: March, April and May / Fall: September, October and November). I may set my maximum presentations at 2 per month. So that would be six events in the spring, and six events in the fall).

View-Master MARY and JOSEPH Travel to Bethlehem


MARY and JOSEPH Travel to Bethlehem: This 1948 Kodak Ektachrome 4x5-inch (101x127mm) transparency is an original master production image from the 3D View-Master reel "The Birth of Jesus". These scenes were produced and directed by the world-famous Cecil B. DeMille (director of the now classic movie "The Ten Commandments"). It is part of my Wonders of the Bible collection. God Bless You … Today and Every Day!
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Luke 2:1-5 -- "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child."

Journey of the Magi Engraving 1856


Matthew 2:1-2 "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him."
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1856: JOURNEY OF THE MAGI. "The Star in the East." Steel engraving, 19th century, by Robert Brandard, after a painting by Henry Warren (1794-1879). Part of the Wonders of the Bible collection. God Bless You Today … and Every Day!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tower of Babel 1370

TOWER OF BABEL: 1898 Chromolithograph of a medieval print from the year 1370 showing construction of the tower. In the collection of Wonders of the Bible.
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GENESIS 11:1-9 -- "And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
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God Bless You Today and Every Day.

View-Master "Birth of the Savior" 1947

Mary with Baby Jesus: This image is from the 1947 3D View-Master reel "The Birth of the Savior". I own several of the master Kodachrome transparencies from this production, including the script for the reels, CMYK color separations for the packaging art work, and legal documents. I took this photo with the camera looking through an eye piece of a view-master. Did you ever have a 3D view-master viewer? God Bless You -- Today and Every Day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Adoration of the Shepherds


My collection exhibit for 2018-19 will focus on "The Beauty of God's Word". Here we have "The Adoration of the Shepherds" by Jusepe de Ribera in 1650, as we approach Christmas. This piece is a rare 1876 Woodburytype gravure print, a now obsolete photo process patented in 1864 by Walter B. Woodbury. Isn't it beautiful?