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As assistants stir broken ice aside, Elder Benjamin Watkins of the church of God and Saints of Christ raises his arm in glory to the lord as he prepares to plunge under Charles Harris and wash his sins away in baptizing ceremony held in the ice-coated waters of mashpaug pond near Providence, Rhode Island Jan. 4, 1940 it was far below freezing but a hole was cut in ice and three candidates icily inducted into the church. (AP Photo)

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January 04, 1940 12:00:00 AM
June 10, 2010 03:40:56 PM
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Religion, Social affairs
Christianity Religion Cold Hands Raised Standing Ice
Providence, RHODE ISLAND, United States
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