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St. Thomas Episcopal Church altar

Date: 1900 | Identifier: 0021-s1-b13-fd
Interior of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, N.C. showing the altar and pews. By the late nineteenth century, the altar area of St. Thomas Church had been renovated to include, among other things, stained glass windows as well as Victorian style altar rails and oil lamps. The picture on the postcard was taken by Bath photographer and souvenir shop owner Thomas R. Draper; the text on the back, by the unidentified "J. N. B.," highlights that Bath tourists were as interested in the town's legendary pirate connections as in its church history. This picture shows St. Thomas Church very much as it would have been when Mary Laughinghouse described it in her 1892 diary entry. more...