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Renaissance Crèche (1961)

The Konkles’ 1961 display was an expansive crèche (nativity scene) styled like the High Renaissance period, circa 1525. Ted and Eleanor researched for this display for two years in order to properly model it after the elaborate Christmas crèches set up by wealthy European families of the Renaissance.



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Renaissance Crèche conceptual drawings by Eleanor Konkle, 1961
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds,
Reference Code: F 4610
Archives of Ontario

Renaissance Crèche display, 1961 Colour and black and white prints
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds
Reference Code: F 4610
Archives of Ontario

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