... of William Cardinal O'Connell (1859-1944), archbishop of Boston from 1907 to 1944, who already had his own posting in October, where you also can find some biographical information. I just found these photos in the Photo collection of the Library of Congress and thought I'd share them with you.
That's quite a variety of non-liturgical wear the good Cardinal offers on these first three photos. I like the different hats. Does anybody know anything about the strangely buttoned coat in the last two pics?
With the Marquis Ferrante, Italian Consul in Boston, on the occasion of his being presented the Decoration of the Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy.
With co-purpurados Mundelein and Hayes. Identification of the other gentlemen is a task for the specialists.
During a dedication ceremony
You cant say "Cardinal O'Connell" without saying "cappa magna"...
... so here we go.