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Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 16:15
by SamBee
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Andrew Loomis (1892-1959), "Going to Church" - the image of wealthy white American Protestants of the mid-twentieth century.

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 06:37
by nibbler
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Going to Church, 2017

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 09:04
by Roy
I perceive a distancing from the dogma, stuffiness, and hypocrisy of classical American Christian religion.

I hear it derogatorily referred to as "doing church."

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 12:03
by SilentDawning
The loomis picture is "La Choix du Roi" [the choice of a king] -- a son to transmit the kingdom, and a daughter for expansion.

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 13:57
by SamBee
Interesting interpretation. The girl has the nicest outfit if the four of them.

What's striking is how close it is to how we LDS are now!

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 18:17
by Beefster
The only difference is that our women now wear brighter colors, knee-length skirts, any shoes they want, and can wear just about any top as long as it isn't a graphic tee.

Men's church style... Hasn't changed. It's as stuffy and conservative as ever.

PS: Nibbler, you seem to like Chris Farley. You referenced Tommy Boy in another thread. It's my favorite comedy of all time.

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 18:32
by Willhewonder
Wow. what a picture. I remember driving through Vermont and New Hampshire about 25 years ago on conference weekend. In a small town, church was just getting out and a woman and a small girl were leaving a Protestant church and walking across a lawn, white gloves and all, looking like they very well could have walked right out of this picture by Loomis. What a memory stamped in my mind. This brought it back vividly. Thanks for posting it.