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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Alumni Memorial Chapel

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: East Lansing

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Patriotism

Brief Description of Subject: St. George and dragon-Cold War era. One of three windows located high over alter. Patriotism depicts a man raising a sword against a dragon to protect a woman and two children who watch. 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 Religion (101a) and Brotherhood (101b). Described as a cold war period piece, it is valuable to observe the treatment of the word “patriotism”. In this period where examination of the “isms” (fascism, communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.) was a scholastic style especially in the area of political science, the artist apparently wished to separate the suffix, “ism” from the root, “patriot” so as not to disclude the theme “patriotism” in his work, but to give leading attention to the spirit of the “patriot”.

Inscriptions: Patriotism

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 82"

Width: 18"

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


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