National Geographic : 1920 Aug
"THE OLDEST DOOR IN THE WORLD." It may be seen in the Church of Santa Sabina, on the Aventine Hill in Rome. "This door is of Cypress and is adorned with carvings, mostly of the 5th Century. The upper carving at the left is said to be the oldest representation of the crucifixion." Another archaeological authority (in Princeton, New Jersey) writes, "Opinions vary as to the dates of these doors, but the weight of opinion puts them as early as the 5th or 6th Century. A. D." (DOES CYPRESS, "The Wood Eternal." LAST?) BUY YOUR CYPRESS BY THE CYPRESS 4RROW If a Cypress door continues in daily use for over 1400 years, and you build your new home of Cypress, all or in part, how much will you and your posterity save in repair bills if put out at compound interest? The same logic applies to present repairs or additions on structures built by people who did not learn about "The Wood Eternal soon enough. Mansion. cottage, back fence or pergola-it's allthe same. The photograph above much lger) on India Tint Paper, is the "art so pplement" to Volume 38 of the internationally famous Cypress Pocket Library. This vol.is about hoe grown" furniture and contains full sized detail plans and complete specifications for seven different furniture designs, 52 pages. 12 llustrations. supplements. Itis yours on reuest, with our compliments. The sooner the better. (Also ask for Vol. 1 .1 Southern Cypress Mfrs. Association, 1224 Hibernia Bank Building, New Orleans, La., or 1224 Heard National Bank Building, Jacksonville, Fla. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"