Art Friday: Sunday church

Sunday church

I don't know about you, but Sundays was the one day where I had to dress in my "Sunday best" and stay clean and tidy all day :) I wore a hat to morning meeting and had to be very well behaved all day. Sundays was the day of quiet play, letter writing or reading (Christian literature only). We didn't attend a church as in these paintings, rather had a family gathering which we called "Sunday Meeting".

Shawn Barton
"Going To Church" By Providence Lithograph Co., 1936

Church picnic
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH Church interior
After Church - Stevan Dohanos

Dane Tilghman - Going-to-Church
Gullah African-American Art by John W. Jones at Gallery Chuma, Charleston, SC
Sunday Sermon 

Country Church by Corbert Gauthier

Alexei Danilovich Kivshenko - In A Church [1881]


  1. Growing up we did Easter and Christmas, like your Sunday's .
    Today, I wear my Sunday Best and have family day.
    These pictures are so heart warming.

  2. So striking to see how everyone dressed up. I remember that, and I still do though it's much more casual these days. I think dressing up reminds us that it is an important and special day of the week. Thanks for sharing.

    1. My father still puts his suit on, on Sundays for the very reason you write - to remember that Sundays is a special day and not one about work or sport.

  3. Love these paintings Jo! :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! I have pinned!

    1. So glad you do - they remind me so much of times long past which is sad.

  4. These are such warm and happy paintings (apart from the snow church one)! I love them - a great collection! :) There is something really happy and friendly about them, don't you think?


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