Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week. Rare 18th century images of Daughters of Charity

The Vincentiana Collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University’s Richardson Library has recently acquired four very rare pre-revolutionary (18th century) hand-colored images depicting Daughters of Charity.  These images are small (approx. 2 by 3 inches).  The style of the sisters’ habits, the printing font, and type of paper all suggest this dating.

Left: “The Daughters of Charity cleaning their rooms.” Right: “The Daughters of Charity visiting and consoling prisoners.”
Left: “The Daughters of Charity visiting and consoling prisoners.” Right: “The Daughters of Charity making soup for the sick.”

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