Two nice vintage photo postcards of Flagstaff Arizona with religious content.
#1 Photo of priest on porch of Church Rectory
Large two-story house with priest standing on front porch. This would be Fr. Cyprian Vabre, parish priest from 1900-1924.
From 1899 to 1903, this house on Beaver Street served as the convent for the Sisters of Loretto. It later became the rectory when a new residence was built for the Sisters in 1903 under the direction of Fr. Vabre.
Labeled on front in ink “Flagstaff Arizona U.S. America”
Text on back (French) says “…here is the home of the Apache’s priest. It is him that you see in front on the --…”
Postmarked ‘---STAFF EP 19 09’ stamp missing, receiving France postmark ‘ST. AFFRIQUE AVEYRON 5-10 09’.
#2 Photo of Church of the Nativity in winter
Winter photo of the small first Nativity Church on Brannen Street (1888 -1911), a Catholic Church.
Labeled on front in ink “Church of the Nativity Flagstaff AZ” and Christmas message from sender.
Postmarked ‘FL--- ARIZ DEC 23 --- 1908 ’ on 2 cent Washington stamp. sent to France.
Postmark ink smudge on front, smudge on back.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)