Monday, June 30, 2008

St. Wendelin, Fostoria

Photo of the interior of the previous St. Wendelin's church. Not sure about the date, but the Christmas trees are a clue.

13 comments:

Alex Fries said...

those lights must have been popular in the 50's...That's when St. Mary's got theirs, and Sacred Heart in Bethlehem also has the same kind

Jeffrey Smith said...

Oh, for crying out loud. Those are the old aluminum Christmas trees. Always hated them.

Alex Fries said...

aluminum christmas trees? never heard of such a thing

Kevin Hammer said...

Well, to be really cool, the trees should have the Color Wheel accessory as well:

http://www.aluminumchristmastrees.net/about_trees.html

Jeffrey Smith said...

Haven't seen one since the early 70's, though the New York yuppies dug them out of the trash heap of history for a while.
They were part of making Christmas a businessman's dream. Ringing cash registers instead of silver bells. ( Yes, Alex. Cash registers used to ring rather than beep. )

Jeffrey Smith said...

HERE'S that link.

Irene said...

I suppose the aluminum trees kind of fix the date. I would have guessed about a decade earlier from the women's hats and the unvarying overcoats on the men.

Jeffrey Smith said...

50's then? I know they had the trees in the early 60's, but don't know when they started making them.

Jeffrey Smith said...

No comments from the peanut gallery, Kyle. Of course that phrase is probably before your time.

ShariYS said...

Aaaaghhh ... I can date that photo to right around 1963, give or take a year. My grandfather had one of those gawdawful trees on his front porch ... complete with the color wheel. Bleccch!! You never heard of those, Alex? Ask your mudda and fadda!

ShariYS said...

BTW (asked fearfully) -- what did they ever do with that altar???

Jeffrey Smith said...

Why doesn't that surprise me?

homegirl said...

This is when Churches were Churches. Not like the modern, cold buildings some call "churches" of today. Is there anyone out there who graduated in 69-70, from either SWHS or FHS? Has anyone heard or know of Sr. Neuzill who lived on Susan Dr.? thanks for any info..