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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: St. James Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Lamb (J. and R.) Co.

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: New Testament Scenes

Brief Description of Subject: George Washington is shown in prayer at Valley Forge. Behind him is the oak tree which stands for strength. His famous horse is shown in the background.

The border, the raying affect and a few minor leaf patterns in the window are based on Hymn 313.
In the left hand base panel is shown the great seal of the United States and in the right hand panel is shown the famous cherry tree, in a formalized manner, with the ax which stands for truth.

In the center is the pyramid with the eye above it, the Masonic symbol that is on the back of the dollar bill. This is quite appropriate since Washington was a Mason.

Also at the top of the base panel is a Revolutionary type rifle, a reminder of Valley Forge.
In the base panel the words One was a Solder are taken from Hymn 243.


Condition of Window: Excellent

Height: 5'

Width: 39"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

George Washington
George Washington

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