Friday, January 27, 2012

Church Lithograph Collection

Villanova's Digital Library has a wonderful collection of Catholic church lithographs by the Philadelphia lithography firm of Packard and Butler (later Packard, Butler and Partridge). There are over 400 prints of interior or exterior views of Catholic churches throughout the United States and parts of Canada.

There are several churches from the Toledo Diocese, in Fremont, Norwalk, Fostoria, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Peru, and Toledo. Many of these churches are the previous building of a parish. Well worth your time to take a look. Click HERE.

(Apparently the lithographs are from the 1880s, more detail HERE at the Philadelphia Archdiocese history site.)

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