"Religious Banners" at AIA Centennial

ID: 94-8314

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1957

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 316 Box 11 Folder 29

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"Religious Banners," created by students of Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, to add a colorful note to the Centennial Exhibition of the American Institute of Architects held at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art, in the Natural History Building in the summer of 1957. The banners revive a tradition which flourished in the religious processions of medieval Europe. They were subsequently circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 316 Box 11 Folder 29

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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