Our Stained Glass Windows

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St. George

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The Tiffany window is an allegory of good triumphing over evil. Usually we see St. George on a horse, killing the dragon. Here his sword is sheathed. This strong youth has conquered evil and by implication is in heaven One St. George legend tells of a soldier who refused to worship pagan gods and was beheaded -- in Rome. This window honors Eddie Durrell, an engineering student in the 1880s, who died in his 20s from a brain aneurism -- in Rome. His father was a south Jersey preacher who had made a fortune from investing in cranberry bogs. Note that Tiffany artists etched details in acid, used thicker glass for the armor, and fashioned the scales of the dragon in Favrile glass, a process patented in 1894. The color is ingrained in the glass itself. The Tiffany Studio signature is on the lower right.