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Maker(s):Morris, Wright
Culture:American (1910-1998)
Title:Church Facade, near Rahway, New Jersey
Date Made:1940 negative; 1980 print
Materials:gelatin silver print mounted on archival ragboard
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 17 in; 35.6 cm x 43.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 19 cm x 24.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.01.10
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen Arkin (Class of 1963) in memory of Benjamin De Mott
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

This black and white photograph depicts the white facade of a Victorian church. In the center is a three panel casement window and narrow doors are on both sides.

Label Text:
"From an orbit that has never faltered my Aunt Winona sends me her love and the Lord's advice. My Uncle Dwight, a maverick sparkler in her sky of eternal stars, in ninety years has established a predictable orbit of his own. From the candied suburbs of the carrion City of Angels he writes his sister Winona a Christmas letter, still taunting her about articles of faith. His voice creaks. He walks with a cane. But in a firm clear hand he writes her that he plans to carry on till they carry him off. Since he'll be dead where he's going, little he cares how hot it is."

God's Country and My People, 1968

Christianity; religion; architecture; architecture; windows

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