A tribute to the treasure trove of ecclesiastical art and architecture in the Diocese of Toledo.
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
Oh, for crying out loud. Those are the old aluminum Christmas trees. Always hated them.
aluminum christmas trees? never heard of such a thing
Well, to be really cool, the trees should have the Color Wheel accessory as well:http://www.aluminumchristmastrees.net/about_trees.html
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. )
HERE'S that link.
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.
50's then? I know they had the trees in the early 60's, but don't know when they started making them.
No comments from the peanut gallery, Kyle. Of course that phrase is probably before your time.
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!
BTW (asked fearfully) -- what did they ever do with that altar???
Why doesn't that surprise me?
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..
Post a Comment