to Build a Church
are from a set of more than 50 sequential photos taken between June 1924
and October 1925 by Albert Rothschild, a commercial photographer with an
office on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. An exception is the first
photo, credited to P.O. Valentine, a commercial photographer with an office
on Chadwick Avenue, Newark. They depict the construction of the Church
of St. Rose of Lima by the firm of W.H. Fissell & Co. of Newark and
were a prominent Roseville family, and these photos show the extraordinary
craftsmanship that the firm brought to the project.
St. Rose for sharing these singular images.