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Poznan 1930

Altar servers at the procession during the I National Eucharistic Congress, Poznań 1930. One should pay attention to the serves on the …


Dressing of the statue of St. Peter in the pontifical vestments in the Vatican Basilica.

Young seminarians

The members of a minor seminary in the complete garment: a cassock with a sash, a soprana and a hat on the head.


A Holy Mass celebrated by a priest of the Collegium Cultorum Martyrum in the catacombs of Rome. The altar boy is wearing the traditional …


Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome [image from Orbis Catholicus Secundus].


A child bishop from Montserrat surrounded by his canons. More: The Philippi Collection.

With abp. Levebvre

Abp. Lefebvre with altar-boys somewhere in Africa. The small one, holding the edge of the cappa manga, is cute :)

Corpus Christi in Paris

A Corpus Christi procession coming out of the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Paris, A.D. 1951.

Burkina Faso

Altar boys from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in the fifties.

Forest City

Father James Gryczka with altar boys from the Polish parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Forest City, PA.

Altar boy’s train

An acolyte or a torch-bearer from the cathedral of Toledo in a cassock with a train [source: Toledo Olvidado].


Altar boys from the Polish Parish of St. Adalbert in Buffalo, New York [picture from: St. Adalbert Basilica].


Altar boys or choristers, probably from the United States.

Altar boys from Chicago

Altar boys from the Polish parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Chicago, in 1917. [the source of the photo].


Hungarian altar boys from Clarisseum together with their custodian, Salesian coadjutor brother, bl. Stefan Sándor (standing on the right side) murdered by …

Catholic New York

Boys’ choir of St. Vincent Ferrer church (Manhattan, New York City).

Little popes

As we mentioned before, in certain places in Spain there was a custom, according to which during plays young boys, usually altar …


A procession in Seville. In the photo one may see characteristic Spanish surplices and birettas. In the foreground, on the right side, …

Chalon-sur-Saône choir

Boys’ choir of St. Vincent’s cathedral in Chalon-sur-Saône. Its chant accompanied liturgies in the church from 1903 to 1965. During the last …


Spanish dalmatics again.

Mexican pomponiards

The photo from 1888, taken during the first Mexican pilgrimage to Rome. In the middle, in a ferraiolo, is sitting Ibarra y …