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VA: BLACK CHURCH, 1874.
The First African Church at Richmond, Virginia: American engraving, 1874.
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0078584
PILGRIM SABBATH SERVICE.
The first Sabbath service of the Pilgrims in the New World, 1620. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0114558
THADDEUS MACCARTHY
(1721-1784). Pastor of First Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1747-1784. Oil painting by an unknown artist.
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0119537
QUINCY: ADAMS TEMPLE.
First Parish Church of Quincy, Massachusetts, also known as Adams Temple, burial site of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0407874
NEW YORK: SAG HARBOR.
The First Presbyterian Church in Sag Harbor, New York. Photograph, c1935.
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0012117
PILGRIM SABBATH SERVICE.
The first Sabbath service of the Pilgrims in the New World, 1620. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0086298
GERMAN ASSEMBLY, 1848.
St. Paul's Church at Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany; from 1848 until 1849 the church housed the first German National Assembly. Engraving, 1848, by Wilhelm Lang.
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0238100
GEOGRAPHY.
Germany, Berlin Gedaechtniskirche. First church wedding after WW II. 1954.
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0066653
GIOVANNI PALESTRINA
(1525-1594). Italian composer. Palestrina presenting his First Book of Masses to Pope Julius III in 1554. Contemporary woodcut.
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0049815
BOSTON: FIRST CHURCH.
The first house of worship in Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 19th century.
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0077920
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.
The front page of the first issue of 'The Illustrated London News,' May 1842.
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0621450
GEORGIA: REVEREND, c1900.
The Reverend Henry Hugh Proctor, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph by Thomas E. Askew, c1900.
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0027177
HENRY WARD BEECHER
(1813-1887). American Congregational cleric. Beecher offering a slave for sale to his congregation at Plymouth Congregational Church in Brooklyn, New York, c1860, so the evils of slave-dealing could be seen firsthand; the congregation bought her freedom. Illustration, c1892, by Thure de Thulstrup.
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0092056
PHILADELPHIA, 1799.
High Street with the First Presbyterian Church. Line engraving, 1799, by William Birch & Son.
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0046382
GIOTTO: POPE BONIFACE VIII.
Pope Boniface VIII proclaiming the first Jubilee Year in 1300, which brought thousands of pilgrims to Rome. Contemporary fresco by Giotto, from the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.
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0053467
OLD ST. PETER'S BASILICA.
Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, started c315. Insert: coin from reign of Constatntine II (453-361).
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0133705
BALTIMORE BASILICA, 1936.
The first Roman Catholic cathedral constructed in the United States, from 1806-1821. Photographed by E.H. Pickering, August 1936.
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0068812
HENRY I (876-936).
Called Henry the Fowler. First Saxon king of Germany, 919-936. The tomb of Henry and his second wife, Mathilda, in the crypt of the castle church at Quedlinburg, Saxony. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0099391
NEWARK: FIRST CHURCH.
The first church at Newark, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1876.
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0039988
ST. BARNABAS (1st century A.D.).
Apostolic Father of the Church. Mural from the Church of the Holy Cross, Platanistasa, Cyprus, 15th century.
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0001195
LAUD'S LITURGY, 1637.
The first reading of the new Scottish prayer book, 'Laud's Liturgy,' at Edinburgh in 1637, which provoked rioting and the Bishops' Wars with England. Contemporary British line engraving.
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0090193
SALEM WITCH TRIALS, 1692.
The trial of a witch at the First Church of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Etching, American, late 19th century.
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0056867
CONNECTICUT: CHURCH, 1638.
The first church erected in Hartford, Connecticut, 1638. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0115799
CONSTANTINOPLE: COUNCIL.
The first Ecumenical Council held in Constantinople, 381. Byzantine manuscript illumination from 'Homilies of Gregory of Nazianus,' c880.
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0032839
CIVIL WAR: BULL RUN, 1861.
The stone church at Centreville, Virginia. Photographed in March 1862 by George N. Barnard following the evacuation of Centreville and Manassas by Confederate troops after the First Battle of Bull Run.
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0071213
JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH
(1838-1918). American religious leader. Photographed, 1911, while President of the Mormon Church.
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0419751
ARCHAEOLOGY.
A crane outside, detail of a model of a construction worksite for the Civil Basilica of Noviodunum, Switzerland, 1st century. Roman Civilisation, 1st century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All ri.
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ARCHAEOLOGY.
Capital with a relief of Jupiter-Ammon uncovered from the external facade of the Civil Basilica of Noviodunum, Switzerland. Roman Civilisation, 1st century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All righ
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0077427
FIRST CHURCH AT SALEM.
The first church at Salem, Massachusetts. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0009984
SENECA FALLS MEETING, 1848.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton addressing the first Women's Rights meeting at Seneca Falls, New York, on 20 June 1848. Illustration, early 20th century.
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0011964
BLACK CHURCH, 1874.
The First African Church, Richmond, Virginia. Wood engraving, 1874.
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0063983
THOMAS GRAY: ELEGY, 1751.
Title-page to the first issue of the first edition of Thomas Gray's 'An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard,' London, England, 1751.
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0016406
WORLD WAR II: D-DAY, 1944.
American soldiers, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen leaving a ruined chapel near Omaha Beach after services the first Sunday after D-Day during World War II, 1944.
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0091527
SAN FRANCISCO: CHURCH.
First Presbyterian Church at San Francisco, 1849. Contemporary American engraving.
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0032621
BLACK CHURCH, 1865.
First African Church, Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. Photographed in 1865 following the Confederate evacuation of the city in April.
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0006091
HOLY SEPULCHER.
The Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem, the object of the First Crusade. Illumination from the 14th century mansucript, 'Chronique de la conquête de Jerusalem.'
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0006092
FIRST CRUSADE, 1095.
Pope Urban II summoning the whole of Christendom to arms on 27 November 1095, the tenth day of the Council of Clermont. French manuscript illumination, 15th century, from 'Les passages d'Outre-Mer.'
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0042486
SAMUEL SEABURY (1729-1796).
First American bishop of the Episcopal Church. American steel banknote engraving, 19th century.
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0038137
JUNÍPERO SERRA (1713-1784).
Originally, Miguel José Serra. Spanish missionary in America. Serra founding Mission San Diego, 16 July 1769.
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0014755
SENECA FALLS MEETING, 1848.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton addressing the first Women's Rights meeting at Seneca Falls, New York, on 20 June 1848. Illustration, early 20th century.
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