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River Baptism

Date: 1888
Description: A baptism in a river in southern Wisconsin.
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Baptism at Trinity Lutheran Church

Date: February 09 1958
Description: The Reverend Erwin G. Tieman baptizes infants as part of a Lutheran crusade for Christ evangelism.
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Pilgrims To The Holy Well

Date: October 14 1871
Description: Pilgrims kneeling and praying at the holy well near Galway, Ireland.
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Bethel Lutheran Church

Date: May 27 1945
Description: Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 318 Wisconsin Avenue. Confirmation class standing in the chancel area congregation, with the choir and ministers visible...
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Baptism in Lake Monona

Date: June 07 1933
Description: Evangelist W.P. Butler with hand upraised and Rev. Joseph Washington, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church stand beside Lulu Elroy who is about to be baptized...
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Girls Pray

Date: 1950
Description: Two little girls kneel before an altar that is holding statues and a creche.
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Reading the Scriptures

Date: 1954
Description: Rabbi Max Lipschitz, and a group of Bar Mitzvah students wearing prayer shawls and yarmulkes, (Jewish skullcaps) gather around the torah on the altar to re...
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Zemi Worship among the Arawak of Hispaniola

Date: 1655
Description: Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1570) was an Italian from Milan who spent the years 1541-1556 in the New World. His observations of Spanish imperialism were publish...
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Desert Prayer

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Description: A camel stands on the desert sands near Biskra, Algeria, as two men pause to face Mecca and pray.
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View of Jerusalem, the Holy City & Suburbs

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Description: Bird's-eye view of Jerusalem with the Muslim shrine, the Dome of the Rock, as seen from the hills outside the city.
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Holy Redeemer First Communion Class

Date: May 25 1958
Description: Outdoor group portrait of first communion class of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 128 West Johnson Street. The group is near the church and includes sixtee...
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Boy Scout Receiving the Ad Altare Dei Medal

Date: June 26 1955
Description: A boy scout receiving the Ad Altare Dei medal, the Catholic Church's award to boy scouts, from Bishop William P. O'Connor. Another boy scout and three othe...
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Hand Baptismal Font

Date: April 04 1971
Description: A bronze-plated baptismal font in the shape of a hand which was made by Winnebago Indian sculptor Harry Whitehorse. This was found in St. Matthew's Luthera...
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Hanukkah Ceremony

Date: December 19 1984
Description: Hanukkah Ceremony - Abraham Anton uses a servant candle, called the Shamas, to light the first candle of Hanukkah Tuesday night as fellow students watch at...
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Christmas Advent Wreath

Date: November 21 1955
Description: Mrs. Fred Chamberlin, 3475 West Belt Line, demonstrating the preparation and use of a Christmas Advent wreath at the Catholic Information Center, 435 State...
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Holy Hour at Breese Stevens Field

Date: September 10 1944
Description: Third annual Holy Hour at Breese Stevens Field sponsored by the Holy Hour Society of Dane County, with flag flanked altar. Soldiers are sitting in the fore...
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Holy Hour

Date: September 10 1944
Description: Third annual Holy Hour at Breese Stevens Field sponsored by the Holy Hour Society of Dane County with flag flanked alter. Soldiers and army nurses are show...
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Holy Hour

Date: September 10 1944
Description: Third annual Holy Hour at Breese Stevens Field sponsored by the Holy Hour Society of Dane County with flag flanked altar. Soldiers are in the foreground, k...
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Consecration of Bishop Weller as Bishop Coadjutor

Date: November 08 1900
Description: Consecration of Bishop Weller as Bishop Coadjutor, Diocese of Fund du Lac. Three Bishops seated, l to r: Bishop Nicholson of Milwaukee; Bishop Grafton of F...
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Holy Hour at Breese Stevens Field

Date: September 09 1945
Description: Archbishop Moses E. Kiley of Milwaukee and other clergy at the altar on Breese Stevens Field celebrating Holy Hour. Intentions of the Holy Hour for this ye...

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