Catholic Collectibles: A Guide to Devotional Memorabilia

June K. Laval, with Photographs by Katherine Frye

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A guide to the history and value of Catholic collectibles, most from 1800 through the 1900s. Rosaries, medals, crosses and crucifixes, representations of saints and holy people, and more are presented through more than 400 pictures and text. Catholic religious art has been created and displayed in churches and cathedrals for centuries. At the same time, on a much more humble scale, religious artifacts and artistic expressions of holy objects have been displayed in the homes of both the wealthy and the poor in Christian countries. In recent times there has been a surge in interest in the acquisition of these articles by both Catholics and Protestants, not only for their beauty but also for their spiritual inspiration. This work focuses on everyday devotional objects at reasonable prices.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 424 color imaages | Price Guide/Index | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351464

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June Laval, PhD, is professor of French and Spanish at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. While in France and Latin America, she became interested in vintage religious objects and uses her academic training to turn her passion into a rich collection.