TIME's First Jesus Cover: Anton Lang

Anton Lang

The men who represent the Christ, Peter, Judas, together with 40 of their fellow-villagers, have arrived in the U. S. They will exhibit themselves and their woodcarving, pottery and painting. They will not give the Passion Play or any part of it. Cities to be visited by them will include Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis.

History. In the early 1600's the Thirty Years' War* ravaged Bavaria in which lies Ober-Ammergau. War was followed by the Black Plague, which was worse. To avert...

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