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Our Lady of the Ascension: 1941

Our Lady of the Ascension: 1941

January 1941. "Going to Mass. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Saved from the wrecking ball

... and the same view today, the interstate highway ominously close:

Formerly St. Mary's Church and Parish. Now a hotel, saved from what seemed to be certain destruction:

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Highest marks

Another contender for Best Title Ever! Also, I think our lady looks a bit like Radar O'Reilly in drag.

Oh My My My Whooooops

No railing on slick marble steps compounded by high heels possibly with slick leather soles has got to lead to a fallen lady at the bottom of the steps unless she said a prayer to St Jude, Patron Saint Of Lost Causes or St Christopher, Patron Saint Of Travelers then all would be good.

Door stop

There’s a disembodied foot under that door on the right. And spindly fingers groping around the edge of the other door.

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