Saturday, January 14, 2006

A Few Photos From the Old Cathedral Museum

The other week I took a few quick photos in the museum attached to the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, located in the shadow of the the Gateway Arch.

An old Pontifical.

An old Missal.

Map of the original Diocese of Saint Louis, from 1826 to 1837. This was the beginning of the steamboat era, when French furtrappers and Kentucky frontiersmen traded with Indians who were living free in the West, when missions were dangerous yet fruitful, and when much of the area was uncharted. This was long before the age of the Civil War, railroads, and cowboys.

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