Circa 1940 Collection of Postcards of the Society of Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison New York
(Americana - 20th Century - Postcards - Graymoor - Garrison New York)

Garrison, New York: Ave Maria Hour & St. Anthony's Legion, 1940. F A group of 30 black and white Albertype-process postcards, all with different images of this retreat-house monastery located in Garrison, New York. Founded in 1898, the Society of Atonement is a Catholic Franciscan order that maintains various community outreach programs; their founder, Rev. Father Paul James Francis (Lewis T. Wattson) is currently a candidate under review for saintly canonization. The cards have two copyright notices on their backs, about half the cards with Ave Maria Hour and the Prayer of The Blessings of God's Poor Upon You printed in the stamp section; the others with the copyright of St. Anthony's Legion, with the prayer of May Jesus Mary, Joseph be With Us On Our Way. Images include Father Paul, school, the cloister walk, Little Flower Friary living quarters, pictures of the grounds, landscaping, statuary, friars at prayer and play, interior and exterior views of the buildings. All of the cards with short printed descriptions of the images on their reverse sides. Not dated; however, the Fr. Paul card notes his death in 1940. These are unused postcards, with slight wear and a little age-darkening; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25612)


Topic Notification

Site by Bibliopolis