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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: Women Admitted

Brief Description of Subject: Designed by Odell Prather, records the admission of women to Michigan Agricultural College in 1870. Various themes are found in the other windows of the chapel. Fourth in a series of ten on the history of MSU. Depicted are women writing and cooking and family at table. This piece shows women in the dignified roles of the time represented, 1870. The topmost vignette contrasts to the image in the Hope window with a male figure being in the upper position. This only reflects the social order of the times. The bottom scene balances the message of the window with the female figure sitting at a dominant position in the composition. Indeed it seems as if she is at the head of the table. Disputable as that is, it is notable that she is flanked by a framed picture of a female ancestor and a child (girl?) in a high chair, underscoring the continued past and future of the role of women in family and, perhaps by extension, society. Designed by Odell Prather.

Inscriptions: Women Admitted 1870

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 58"

Width: 18"

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

Women Admitted
Women Admitted
Woman Studying
Woman Studying
Domestic Arts
Domestic Arts
Family Dinner
Family Dinner

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