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Building Name: Alumni Memorial Chapel

Studio Name: Willet Stained Glass Studio

City: East Lansing

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Hope

Brief Description of Subject: Designed by Marguerite Gaudin, this is one of three balcony windows over the main entrance expressing the theme of "Faith, Hope and Love." Man and woman in graduation regalia; anchor motif. Most windows in the Alumni Memorial Chapel are sets of three on the same general topic with the same donor. This window is grouped with Faith (102a) and Love (102c). It should not be overlooked that the female figure is in a superior (higher) position to the male. This may be a carry over from the window about women. However that may be, this is in considerable contrast to the popular images of the day in which the male is typically depicted in a superior position to the female, often as protector, leader, source of strength and sustenance, etc.

Inscriptions: Hope


Condition of Window: Good

Height: 58"

Width: 18"

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

Hope
Hope
Graduates
Graduates

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