File 9 - Block Pull Copies

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IE CA CP/1/6/9


Block Pull Copies


  • Jan. 1950-Dec. 1952 (Creation)

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110 pp; Bound volume; Printed; 33 cm x 20.5 cm

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A bound volume containing printed copies of block pulls for illustrations in 'The Capuchin Annual' and in 'The Father Mathew Record'. The images are numbered and (in some instances) dated. The volume includes many copies of the illustrations of Richard J. King (including St. Patrick and St. Brigid), and photographs of various Irish Capuchin friars including the Most Rev. Timothy Phelim O’Shea OFM Cap., Vicar Apostolic of Livingstone. The volume also includes several obituary articles (with image content) for Archbishop Sylvester Mulligan OFM Cap., and images of Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap., Richard J. King, Aodh de Blacam, and missionary friars and buildings in Africa and in the United States. The volume also contains the following clippings:
• Signed cheque for £10 of George Bernard Shaw subscribing to 'The Capuchin Annual'. See image above.
• An article titled ‘Irish Franciscan Humor’ published in 'The Christian Family and Our Missions' (March 1950) reflecting on Fr. Gerald McCann OFM Cap. and his artwork for the 'Annual'.
• Photograph of Fr. Gerald McCann OFM Cap. and Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap. presenting The Capuchin Periodicals’ Cup at the National Drama Festival of Ireland (June 1950).

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The images are pasted into an unused Hely’s Scribbling Diary for 1943. Some of the page edges are frayed but the volume is firmly found.

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