The Archives has recently had another reel-to-reel film conserved and digitized before “vinegar syndrome” could eat away at it! Check out this still from a silent film of Mother Antoinette Blanchot’s arrival to Chicago in 1950. In the vivid blue and white old-style habit and cornette, Mother Blanchot leaves Mass at Holy Name Cathedral with Visitatrix Sister Isabelle Toohey.
The film also shows associates of the Daughters’ missions in Chicago, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Patrick’s School, and St. Vincent’s Social Center attending the ceremony, along with images of Chicago from the time period.
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