River Baptisms

In January, ICP will be presenting a small selection of postcards of river baptisms, drawn from a treasure trove of over 200 images, which was donated by collectors Janna Rosenkranz and Jim Linderman in 2007. Since there’s not enough room on the walls, here’s a peak at some of the wonderful images that won’t be in the show (but that can be found in the Grammy-nominated publication and CD Take Me to the Water.)

Rodgers Studio, [River baptism, Illinois], ca. 1900

Unidentified Photographer, [River baptism], 1903

Wilson Studio, [Pastor Ed Vinyard baptising, near Solitude, Albertville, Alabama], 1925

Unidentified Photographer, [River baptism], ca. 1930

International News Photos, [Baptism, Potomac River], September 1933

Unidentified Photographer, [Submersion baptism], ca. 1950

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Assistant Curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York
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