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[Confirmation Class at Vereins Kirche]

[Confirmation Class at Vereins Kirche]

Date: 1892
Creator: unknown
Description: Portraits of the last class to be confirmed in the Vereins Kirche. The nineteen portraits are bust shots of the students and reverend, mounted on a single mat. The women are wearing white traditional confirmation dresses, and the men are wearing dark suits and ties. A list of the students' names are numbered on the back.
Contributing Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society
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