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Pope Pius IX photogravure

Identifier: A-00-9016

Scope and Contents

This is a photogravure print of Pope Pius IX.  In this three-quarter length portrait he is seated in a throne and facing slightly left.


  • Created: circa 1860
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2004


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Open for research.

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The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Pope Pius IX was born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, to Count Jerome and Countess Catherine Vollaziin of Senigallia, Italy, in 1792.  He was ordained in 1819.  By 1827, Mastai-Ferretti was appointed Archbishop of Spoleto, Italy, and in 1832 appointed Archbishop of Imola, Italy.  He was elevated to Cardinal in 1840 and then elected Pope in 1846.  Pius IX was the longest pontificate in the history of the papacy, reigning nearly 32 years. Pope Pius IX died in 1878.

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Pope Pius IX three-quarter length portrait.

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Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2012.

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Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

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