Baptist Mission

Although I think a majority of people were descent folks and thought they were doing the right thing, it still breaks your heart to see images from the past where very powerful people wanted to erase the native peoples culture and roots. Never was much for religion myself. 35mm slide. 1960s. Found in a junk shop in Summers, Arkansas.

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Missions of Conversion…

The light leaks, fading and overall look of the slide makes this incredibly surreal. The unfinished building adds to the sense of anxiety. Somewhere out West. No other information available at this time. 35mm slide. 1960s. Found in a junk shop in Summers, Arkansas.

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Immaculate Conceptioni Grotto

Manufactured by the Carroll Post Card Company (date unknown, guessing 1940s or 1950s), these postcard style photographs were probably sold in a tourist gift shop or what not. The Immaculate Conception Grotto was located on the grounds of St. Angela Academy in Carroll, Iowa. This grotto was built by Father Paul Dobberstein. The Academy would later become Kuemper Catholic High School. When the high school built an addition in 1957, the Immaculate Conception Grotto was dismantled by Father Louis Greving and its stones incorporated into the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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