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United States Naval Academy, Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland

Note: the text in the square brackets ([...]) are a short form of references which have been used to deduce the corresponding information.
The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 20.1.2
Rating: 2 stars
Address: Blake Road
Location: Annapolis, Maryland 21402, USA
Lat/Lng: 38.98156, -76.48627
Tiffany 1910: Page 59
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1904-1908 [WIKI]
Architect: Ernest Flagg [WIKI]
Also of interest: 1920 Farragut Memorial Window designed by Frederick Wilson and made by Gorham Company [NYT1920, CMOG2011]

Site Items

20.1.2.1: Sampson Memorial Window: Angel of Peace (1908) (Extant)
20.1.2.2: Mason Memorial Window: Christian Soldier (1901) (Extant)
20.1.2.3: Porter Memorial Window: Christ Walking on Water (1908) (Extant)
20.1.2.4: Commission Invisible (1928) (Extant)
20.1.2.5: Phelps Memorial Window (Unknown)

Item 20.1.2.1

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sampson Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Peace [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 59
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1918 lists the window [TIFF1918]
Signature:
Other documentation: [BS1908, WAPO1908B, NAVY1908, ES1909]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1907, IS1909]
Memorial details: Rear Admiral William Sampson (9 Feb 1840 - 6 May 1902) [BS1908, WAPO1908B, NAVY1908, ES1909, IS1909]
Donor: officers of the United States Navy [BS1908, WAPO1908B, NAVY1908]
Date: Unveiled 21 Nov 1908 [BS1908, WAPO1908B]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: William Thompson Samson / Born February 9, 1840 / Died May 6, 1902 / Erected by the Officers of the / United States Navy [BS1908, NAVY1908]
Category: Angel of Peace

Item 20.1.2.2

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mason Memorial Window
Theme: Christian Soldier [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Sir Galahad [WT1901, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 59
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1918 lists the window [TIFF1918]
Signature:
Other documentation: [ES1909]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [WT1901, NYT1901B]
Memorial details: Theodorus Bailey Myers Mason (8 May 1848 - 15 Oct 1899) [INSCRIPTION, WT1901, ES1901, NYT1901A, NYT1901B, ES1909]
Donor: his wife, Edmonia Taylor Phelps Mason [WT1901, ES1901, ES1909]
Date: Unveiled 13 Oct 1901 [ES1901, NYT1901B]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: I am the Resurrection and the Life / he that believeth in Me shall never die // In memory of Theodorus Bailey Myers Mason / Lieutenant Commander United States Navy / May 8 1848 - October 15 1899 / A man of unblemished integrity spotless character and of true gentleness / and purity of life an officer whose courageous example will ever serve as / an inspiration to all who admire perfect manliness and unflinching heroism [PHOTO, WT1901, NYT1901B]
Category: Christian Knight; Galahad
Cost: $20000 [WT1901, NYT1901A]
History: Originally located in previous chapel building [WT1901, ES1909]
Comment: Displayed at the 1901 Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, NY [LOC1901]

Item 20.1.2.3

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Porter Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Walking on Water [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 59
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1918 lists the window [TIFF1918]
Signature:
Other documentation: [ANR1907, WAPO1908A, WH1908, ES1909]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CMOG2011]
Memorial details: Admiral David D. Porter, Academy superintendent from 9 Sep 1865 to 1 Dec 1869 [INSCRIPTION, CMOG2011, ANR1907, WAPO1908A, WH1908, ES1909]
Donor: Class of 1869 [INSCRIPTION, CMOG2011, WAPO1908A, WH1908, ES1909]
Date: Unveiled 21 Feb 1908 [CMOG2011, WAPO1908A, WH1908]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: 69 // IN MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL DAVID D PORTER / U S NAVY / ERECTED BY THE CLASS OF 1869 / U S N A [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Christ Walking on Water
Location: chancel [PHOTO, ANR1907, WAPO1908A, WH1908]

Item 20.1.2.4

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Commission Invisible [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1928, BH1928]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Class of 1927 [INSCRIPTION, NYT1928, BH1928]
Date: Unveiled 2 Jun 1928 [NYT1928]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN REVERENT TRIBUTE TO ALL THE SONS OF THEIR ALMA MATER / WHO IN WAR AND IN PEACE REALIZED HER IDEALS OF HONOR, / COURAGE, LOYALTY AND DUTY, IN THE SERVICE OF GOD AND COUNTRY, / THIS WINDOW IS PLACED HERE BY THE CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-SEVEN [PHOTO, NYT1928]
Category: Figure

Item 20.1.2.5

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Phelps Memorial Window
Tiffany 1910: Page 59
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Comment: There is no such window in the chapel, although it is also mentioned in Tiffany 1918, and there is a Phelps Memorial Window at St. Peter's Chapel, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA (SITE:6.2.1) [ORG, TIFF1918]

References

ANR1907: Army and Navy Register (27 Jul 1907, p. 8)
BH1928: Boston Herald (17 Jun 1928, Rotogravure Section)
BS1908: Baltimore Sun (22 Nov 1908, p. 9)
CMOG2011: Corning Museum of Glass, Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection (Frederick Wilson archive) (2011, p. 123-130, 175 in PDF C6D12EDE-CA60-4F5A-9D17-357EC1DE7294.pdf)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1907: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (13 Dec 1907, p. 4)
ES1901: The Evening Star (10 Oct 1901, p. 1)
ES1909: The Evening Star (15 May 1909, Part 3, p. 8)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
IS1909: The International Studio, The Art of Frederick Wilson and its Message: An Appreciation, Minna C. Smith (2100, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 152, p. XCVII-C)
LOC1901: Library of Congress, photograph (1901)
NAVY1908: The Navy (Dec 1908, p. 20)
NYT1901A: New York Times (12 Sep 1901, p. 3)
NYT1901B: New York Times (14 Oct 1901)
NYT1920: New York Times (4 May 1920)
NYT1928: New York Times (29 May 1928)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)
TIFF1918: Tributes to Honor, Tiffany Studios (1918)
WAPO1908A: Washington Post (22 Feb 1908, p. 9)
WAPO1908B: Washington Post (22 Nov 1908, p. 7)
WH1908: The Washington Herald (21 Feb 1908, p. 11)
WIKI: Wikipedia
WT1901: Washington Times (16 Oct 1901, p. 2)

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