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Image ID: 297
Title:Tracing a small piece of a full-size drawing of a stained glass window onto a piece of glass
Source:Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA
Medium:35mm slide
Description:Each stained glass window went through a meticulous design process, from sketch, to scale drawing, to full-size cartoon, before the glass was cut and the window was assembled. Pieces of paper were cut out from the full-size cartoon to represent each piece of glass. When he gets that pattern just where he wants it, he holds it with one hand, and goes around the outside of it with what we call a china marker, which is like a very soft pencil. Then he lays it aside, and then the cutter—the glass cutter—he cuts this out to the exact size and shape” (Gunther, Ariel. Transcript of Bryn Athyn glassmaking lecture. Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania).