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This exhibit shows large-sized prints with mainly Marian themes. As part of a collection of popular religious images printed around 1850 in France, these pictures are known as Images of Epinal. The Marian themes represented here show many facets, some relating to special Marian titles, and others showing apparitions or sanctuaries of France. A few prints are popular reproductions of famous Marian paintings, while others depict famous miraculous images of Mary or scenes of her life. It seems appropriate to consider these nineteenth century prints as bible for the poor of modern times. The prints of this exhibit are part of the Marian Library holdings. They are both rare and antique and constitute a precious heritage.

Exhibit dates: Feb. 8-March 31, 2016

Curator: Father Johann G. Roten, S.M.

Graphic designer: Ann Zlotnik

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Dayton, OH


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Epinal: Popular Art for Mind and Heart



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