A Tiffany Soldier At BamaWednesday, 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*.
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.
Ooooh that cotton boll:
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).
St. Luke's in Memphis has one of the largest collections of Tiffany windows in the country.