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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1932

Subject/Title of Window: Arts Window 1

Brief Description of Subject: This window is found in the Luther Lounge. In the early days of the church, the church fostered the arts by hiring or commissioning artists to produce visual or audible form to relay the message in the Scriptures to the masses who were, for the most part illiterate. They could then hear the music and songs, and see Bible stories and characters in paintings, sculpture, woodcarvings and in print, etc. Thus the windows represent from left to right; music, literature, and woodcarving.

The symbols seen in the shields are:
a descending dove --- Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22)
a helmet --- Helmet of Salvation (Ephesians 6:17)
grapes --- Church as the fruit of the vine

The signature of the maker is found at the bottom of the center panel.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: ~68"

Width: 112"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

Arts Window 1
Arts Window 1
Music
Music
Literature
Literature
Woodcarving
Woodcarving
Detroit Stained Glass Works Signature
Detroit Stained Glass Works Signature
Arts Window 1 outside
Arts Window 1 outside
Arts Window 1 Detroit Stained Glass Works sketch
Arts Window 1 Detroit Stained Glass Works sketch

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