National Geographic : 1914 Nov
Photo by Gilbert H.Grosvenor SHOPS FOR THE SALE OF SACRED ICONS-THAT IS, REPRESENTATIONS OF CHRIST,OF ANGELS, AND SAINTS: MOSCOW The icons are the symbols of the saints and of God. In every Russian home; in every roominyour hotel, inthe railway waiting-rooms, everywhere there is an icon. It is not proper to sit with one's back to it. It consecrates the home, and isareminder tothe Russian that "God is in the midst"-not locked up in the church, but always present. The representations of Christ, of angels, and of saints are given inrelief or mosaic or are painted.