Re: A photo 'wish list'

03/12/16 - posted by Frank Dunnigan

Jo Anne is right--there is a public photo exhibit coming to St. Cecilia Church beginning in August 2016 and running through much of 2017--to celebrate the parish Centennial in January 2017.

Many of the photos were archival images collected by various pastors over the years, stored in boxes and largely forgotten. Others were collected from the personal files of current and past parishioners, who were able to share their images at Sunday afternoon scanning sessions last Fall, where 8th Grade students from the school were able to copy images right there, so no one had to part with a precious souvenir. Other sources included SFPL historical photos, as well as some images from various SF newspaper archives. Many of the images involve outdoor scenes, showing neighborhood changes over the past 100 years.

There will also be a book on parish history with 100 photos, published by The History Press late in 2016. The book's author and the photo exhibit coordinator are working together to ensure that the two projects do not overlap images--each project will feature different photos from 1917 to the present.

Monsignor Harriman, the pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, has agreed to share these images with the WNP archives at the conclusion of the Centennial event.

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