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December 22, 2008

The Famous (or Infamous) Fond-du-lac Circus: On the occasion of the Consecration of the Rt. Rev. R.H. Weller as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1900.
The first photograph to feature bishops of the Episcopal Church, USA, wearing so-called “catholic” vestments in place of the rochet, chimere, and tippet.
Seated (l to r): The Rt. Rev. Isaac Lea Nicholson, Bishop of Milwaukee; the Rt. Rev. Charles Chapman Grafton, Bishop of Fond du Lac; and the Rt. Rev. Charles P. Anderson, Bishop Coadjutor of Chicago. Standing (l to r): the Rt. Rev. Anthony Kozlowski of the Polish National Catholic Church ; the Rt. Rev. G. M. Williams, Bishop of Marquette (now Northern Michigan); Bishop Reginald Weller, the Rt. Rev. Joseph M. Francis, Bishop of Indianapolis, the Rt. Rev. William E. McLaren, Bishop of Chicago; the Rt. Rev. Arthur L. Williams, Bishop Coadjutor of Nebraska; St. John (Kochurov) of Chicago, protomartyr of the Bolshevik Revolution, Fr. Sebastian Dabitovich, chaplains to the Russian Bishop–St. Tikhon, then Orthodox Bishop of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

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