Alan Mays' photos with the religious

Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1909

Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1909
"Harvest Home Greetings. Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa."

Addressed on the other side to Mr. Roy D. Mowrer, Strasburg, Pa., and postmarked Iva, Pa., Oct. 20, 1909. Message: "The musical is to be held in the Hall. You know. A.B.D."

For other real photo…
Added on September 17, 2018

Harvest Service, Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1907

Harvest Service, Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1907
"Harvest Service, 1907. Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa."

For other photos that show church altars decorated for a Harvest Service (also called Harvest Home), see Harvest Home Display with Minister and Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg,…
Added on September 17, 2018

Harvest Home Display with Minister

Harvest Home Display with Minister
In this real photo postcard, a minister of a church (location and date unknown) stands in the midst of fruits and vegetables that decorate the altar in preparation for a Harvest Home service.

"Harvest Home" is a religious celebration that's still held to…
Added on September 17, 2018

Orphans Home Band, Loysville, Pa.

Orphans Home Band, Loysville, Pa.
A real photo postcard showing the Tressler Orphans' Home Band. "Tressler" was part of its name beginning sometime in the nineteenth century, so I'm not sure why it's missing from the drum in this early twentieth-century photo.

For a later incarnation of…
Added on July 19, 2018

New Year Greeting, 1912

New Year Greeting, 1912
Rev. B. L. C. Baer was the pastor of the Highspire Church of God in Highspire, Pa.

New Year Greeting, 1912

Being deprived the privilege of coming into your home I still herewith extend to you the greetings of the season.

My good wishes for your happine…
Added on January  1, 2018

Rev. Dr. G. F. Krotel, Whom to Marry, Lecture Ticket, Fulton Hall, Lancaster, Pa., March 13, 1873

Rev. Dr. G. F. Krotel, Whom to Marry, Lecture Ticket, Fulton Hall, Lancaster, Pa., March 13, 1873
"Lecture, Fulton Hall, Thursday even'g, March 13, 1878. Rev. Dr. G. F. Krotel. Subject: 'Whom to Marry.' Express Print."

Gottlob Frederick Krotel (1826-1907) was the pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from 1853 to 1862…
Added on October  6, 2017

Bell Shares Certificate, Third Moravian Church Sunday School, Harrowgate, Philadelphia, Pa., ca. 1870s

Bell Shares Certificate, Third Moravian Church Sunday School, Harrowgate, Philadelphia, Pa., ca. 1870s
The Sunday school of the Third Moravian Church of Philadelphia used share certificates like this to raise funds for the purchase of a church bell. The sale of all 2,500 shares at 10 cents each would have raised $250, and perhaps that would have covered th…
Added on June 27, 2017

It Biteth Like a Serpent and Stingeth Like an Adder

It Biteth Like a Serpent and Stingeth Like an Adder
"At last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder. Prov. 23-32."

The verses that proceed this one in the Book of Proverbs place this quoted Bible verse in context and make it clear that this colorful Victorian-era card was intended as a temper…
Added on February 12, 2015

Ralph Overly's Gospel Quartette, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Ralph Overly's Gospel Quartette, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
An unused real photo promotional postcard.
Added on September 13, 2016

The Central Pennsylvania Gospel Band, Roxbury, Pa., June 23, 1957

The Central Pennsylvania Gospel Band, Roxbury, Pa., June 23, 1957
"The Living Hope Evang. Fdtn. presents the Central Pa. Gospel Band and Rev. John L. Rosenberry, Sunday, June 23rd, 1957, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Bring your lunch. Services will be held at the Roxbury Camp Grounds, Roxbury, Penna. Everyone is welcome! Bull…
Added on June 17, 2013

Men from the Moon in America: Did They Come in a Russian Satellite?

Men from the Moon in America: Did They Come in a Russian Satellite?
Cover of the booklet Men from the Moon in America: Did They Come in a Russian Satellite?, by the evangelist Walter V. Grant, first published sometime in the 1950s.

For another out-of-this-world booklet from the 1950s, see We Met the Space People: The Sto…
Added on February  5, 2016

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Ask and Ye Shall Receive
"Ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16.24."

Compare this with the advertising trade card for J. G. Lutkenhoff, Dealer in Dry Goods and Notions, Covington, Kentucky:
Added on May 31, 2016

Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa.

Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa.
A real photo postcard of the "Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa."

For another orphanage music group, see Girls' Saxophone Band, Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa.
Added on August 29, 2015

Girls' Saxophone Band, Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa.

Girls' Saxophone Band, Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa.
"Girls' Saxophone Band. Luther W. Albert, director. Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa. Special music for special occasions. Give us a call."

A promotional card for the Girls' Saxophone Band, which was active from the 1930s to the 1950s.

For another o…
Added on August 13, 2013

Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan
"Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Mich. 14."

A miniature railroad at an amusement park that was operated by the House of David, a religious commune in Benton Harbor, Michigan, whose members also performed in touring bands and played…
Added on September  2, 2015

Be Sure to Get Back for Rally Day

Be Sure to Get Back for Rally Day
"Be sure to get back for Rally Day. 'The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.' Psalm 19:1."

Rally Day is a special celebration held by some Protestant churches in September or October to promote family attendance at…
Added on November  2, 2015

Diligence

Diligence
"Diligence. The hand of the diligent maketh rich. Prov. X. 4."

Stamped on the back of the card: "Union S.S., Churchville, Penn'a." Handwritten name on the back: "Kate."

Kate evidently received this small Sunday school card as a reward for her attendance…
Added on August 25, 2015

Matrimonial Mistakes Lecture, Oberlin, Pa., Oct. 4, 1900

Matrimonial Mistakes Lecture, Oberlin, Pa., Oct. 4, 1900
Lecture To-night

Rev. Thos. Coke Carter, D.D., will deliver his humorous lecture on Matrimonial Mistakes in the Oberlin U.B. Church, Thursday evening, October 4, 1900, at 7.45 o'clock.

Dr. Carter is a lecturer of national reputation, and this is one of…
Added on October 14, 2013