Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Google & Yahoo Image Search For Altar Cards

Hello everyone. I was browsing around the web today mostly looking at pictures for inspiration. I noticed that I got completely different results depending on whether I put quotes around "altar cards" or not. Google and Yahoo both have great image search engines that complement one another. I spotted some absolutely gorgeous antique altar cards that appeared to be hand painted. It would be great to know the history of those cards and to know about the artists and the typesetters who created such beautiful works. There doesn't seem to be any information out on the web about the origins of antique Tridentine altar cards. If any of you know any stories of them and who designed them, where, and when, I would appreciate hearing from you.

As I've worked on designing mine, I feel somewhat like an orphan wondering about his ancestry. Anyway, just thought I'd throw this out there. If you know any history of altar cards, drop me a line, please.

That's it for now. I hope you all have a pleasant evening.

Note: Since the writing of this post, I have actually stumbled upon a bonafide Latin Altar Card artist! It seems that Lady Nina Somerset of London, England created a set for her church back in the 1930's. They are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe that I found out about her.

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