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Thursday, May 23, 2019

1865 Notre Dame Stereograph

1865 Albumen / Tissue stereograph of the Norte Dame Cathedral in Paris, France (left eye view). Stay tuned for the JUNE 2019 lecture / web page (now in place): "1800's Stereographs Reveal Early U.S. Christian Life in 3-D".

While most of the stereo view cards of the late 19th / early 20th century had typical "popular" culture content, there existed a small coterie of stereo photographs that went around and documented Christian living.

It is my collection of these specific stereographs that sets it apart from the rest ... including those collections held by academic institutions.

My impression is that they were passed over as a "novelty" ... and not taken as seriosuly as more traditional photographs of the period. That is a shame because, when comparing 2D photos to 3D stereographs, the stereographs just come to life.

However, the lack of interest helped me over the years, because it made them less sought after ... and, therefore, less expensive to own.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

1898 Shroud of Turin Exhibition Medallion

Gold (plated) medallion from the Shroud of Turin exhibition of the year 1898. This was the famous exhibition that produced the first photographs of the Shroud, taken by Secondo Pia. Wonders of the Bible collection. May God Bless You ... Today ... and Every Day!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mater Dolorosa Post Card

Mater Dolorosa. Beautiful 19th century chromolithography post card. May God Bless You Today and Every Day!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Religious Freedom in America Postage Stamp

YEAR 1957: "Religious Freedom in America" postage stamp. First day of issue envelope with stamps. Wonders of the Bible collection. Category: Ephemera. God Bless You Today and Every Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Holy Bible on 1754 Colonial Currency

This bill is one of 4,000 pieces of paper currency released on March 9, 1754. Authorized by the colony of North Carolina.  The bill includes the image of the Holy Bible in the form of what appears to be a woodcut.  It is estimated that less than 500 of these bills survive today.

I took this bill with me to my last presentation and was pleasantly surprised at fascinated attendees were seeing it. I also had Biblical-based coins as well ... mixed in with my usual 3D laser holograms, microscopic scripture, lenticulars, and various other "Wonders of the Bible".

Friday, May 3, 2019

"Our Father..."

"Our Father..."  Late 19th / early 20th century embossed gilded post card. This is the first in a series that depicted the Lord's Prayer, verse-by-verse.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Micro Lord's Prayer Put Man on the Moon

Lecture Podcast:
Micro Lord's Prayer Put Man on the Moon

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