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A Tiffany Soldier At Bama

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On the second floor of Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, in the Special Collections Library, there is a custom Tiffany window, originally installed on campus in 1925.  Of course I had to go see it!  It's *gorgeous*.
Tiffany Window at UA

The text in the bottom middle reads, "As crusaders of old they fought their heritage to save.  To the Cadets of April 3, 1865 and all Confederate soldiers-students of the University 1860-1865.  Placed by the Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, A.D. 1925.  Con amore."  It originally was going to cost $5000, but Tiffany Studios gave the UDC a $1700 discount.

Tiffany Window at UA

Tiffany Window at UA

Ooooh that cotton boll:
Tiffany Window at UA

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In November, the Huntsville Museum of Art will open their exhibit, In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows (the windows were originally installed at a church in Cincinnati that was victim of an eminent domain issue in 1964).


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St. Luke's in Memphis has one of the largest collections of Tiffany windows in the country.

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