2 Vintage Stained Glass Transparency Souvenirs Celebrating First Communion in 1960s2 Vintage Stained Glass Transparency Souvenirs Celebrating First Communion in 1960s2 Vintage Stained Glass Transparency Souvenirs Celebrating First Communion in 1960s2 Vintage Stained Glass Transparency Souvenirs Celebrating First Communion in 1960s2 Vintage Stained Glass Transparency Souvenirs Celebrating First Communion in 1960s2 Vintage Stained Glass Transparency Souvenirs Celebrating First Communion in 1960s

From the overall fine condition of these first communion souvenirs, I think they have been stored away for the past 50 years. Quelle dommage! (What a shame!) These stained glass transparencies deserve to be framed and hung from ribbon in front of window. Each commemorative card measures just over 3 by 5 inches. The one celebrating Renaud's "communion solennelle" in May 1963 is a reproduction of a stained glass window at the cathedral in Chartres. The souvenir from (I'm assuming) his younger brother, Bernard, in 1964, features artwork by Rene Dionnet: Marie, Queen of the World. I couldn't find any online information about Mr. Dionnet except one interesting thing: a poem written by him entitled "Psalm of the Christian Painter." As you can see from the photos, laying flat on a table or surface, you can make out a bit of the images. But put up to light and voila! Tres belle!

Note that in the scans you see a slight ripple. No sign the cards have ever gotten wet.The ripple effect is greatly exaggerated in the scans for what reason I don't know. The ripple is quite minor, caused by (I think) the difference in the paper versus the attached transparency.

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