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CDV Photo of First "Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church" stood in Lebanon,Pa. 1812 to 1876.
CDV is Ca. 1860-1876. (Photographer started in 1860 and the church was torn down in 1876)
This was the First Catholic Church in Lebanon Town on the opposite side of the present day Church. This All Brick Church was built on a Limestone Footer in 1812 on the West side of N. 8th Street, before the Large Cathedral of 1876 was Built across the street on the East side of N. 8th Street.
Photo Shows a Cross Form as a Lightning Rod Weathervane,a Cross in the top of each arched wood window frame,a Gas Street Light on a pole, a brick sidewalk, and 8th street is still dirt .
Custom Framed & Matted with Gold Leaf Letter Embossing on Matt Borders. Copy of reverse is attached to back of frame to keep photo intact, but backmark information available.
Photo is Backmarked by : J.(john)W. Graeff , 849 Cumberland Street, Lebanon,Pa. Photographer listed as working in Lebanon from 1860's to 1890's.
Photographers Book Ref: Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839 to 1900 Published by PHMC. By: Linda A. Ries and Jay W. Ruby Page : 104.
Interesting Historical note: Backmark shows a Photographer's address correction of residence moved to 20 South Ninth street ? This move is not noted previously by reference, between 1860 and 1876, possibly temporary ?