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Baptismal Font

Baptismal Font

English 17th c. Made from Walnut.
According to Christ Church history, this font was brought from England in 1697. William Penn was baptized in this font at All Hallows, Barking-by-the-Tower 1644.
Also, this font is on loan to the US from England. Thank you England! It's ours now! :^)

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Mieke WA Minkjan28-Jan-2010 05:48
a beautiful ornament, also beautiful composed
Walter O. Koenig28-Jan-2010 03:19
Cool shot. Very nice details and tones. Looks solid. :)
Carl and Racine Erland28-Jan-2010 02:53
What stories it could tell...beautiful tones and textures...thanks for the history! - Racine
Doug Cruden27-Jan-2010 20:10
It's yours all right - we got plenty more where that came from!
Barbara Heide27-Jan-2010 14:31
well captured light!
Cindi Smith27-Jan-2010 02:55
Hehe.....Yep, it is beautiful and it is ours....been here too long so I say we keep it! Love the wood grain and the tones. Perfect perspective too!
Dawn B27-Jan-2010 02:48
The tones in this are great and really give it a vintage feel!
carol j. phipps27-Jan-2010 00:16
Wow! you're doing a fine job presenting these historical places and pieces of interest. Beautiful tones.
Phillip Normanton26-Jan-2010 22:38
You can keep it, we only lent it to you 'cos it had woodworm ;o) You have polished it nicely for us though :o))
Available Light Images26-Jan-2010 22:34
you've captured the texture of the walnut very well.. well done. If it is on loan from the UK, perhaps thats a spy camera at the top?
Betty Vlasiu26-Jan-2010 21:17
Gorgeous shot. v
LynnH26-Jan-2010 21:17
Beautiful, just wonderful POV and funny one liner in your narrative! Another naturally occuring monochrome too!
Colin Storey26-Jan-2010 20:35
Wonderful composition and light. v
Aud Elise Sjøsæther26-Jan-2010 20:30
Beautiful details and great light! V
Paul Williamson26-Jan-2010 20:14
Of all the things to transport all that way, did they think they wouldn't find enough wood in the New World
Stewart Mitchell26-Jan-2010 19:21
A very nice piece of old walnut and great tones in the be sure and look after it now!!
Ronald Bijtenhoorn26-Jan-2010 18:50
Nice shot of the font; it definitely belongs to Pennsylvania
heather26-Jan-2010 16:56
Good ole England! Lovely shot Stephanie! V
Kathryn26-Jan-2010 16:26
Good old British made! Love it.
Norman Richard26-Jan-2010 16:24
Yeah! I know the feeling, I'm still waiting for a 10¢ I loaned out for a cup of coffee.... :)
Sheila26-Jan-2010 14:02
They have so many they won't even miss it :-)
J. Scott Coile26-Jan-2010 13:32
Sounds like the tools I've loaned out ;-)
maggie_falconi26-Jan-2010 13:00
Beautiful photo Stephanie!!! Thank you so much for the info!!
Carol Breton26-Jan-2010 12:58
This is beautiful Stephanie. You really captured the beauty of the wood. ~
Ieke Vonk26-Jan-2010 12:03
Beautiful composition & Color tones. VOTED
iamjv26-Jan-2010 11:55
Ornate and beautiful... nice perspective - well captured! Jv
Michal Leszczynski26-Jan-2010 11:15
Beautiful composition and details. V.
Ursula Armstrong26-Jan-2010 10:11
very nice. I like the simplicity in the lines and the colours. Impressive! Uschi (V)
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