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Thou Shalt NOT Steal

Thou Shalt NOT Steal

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Thursday

old time religion Vision of the Apocalypse







Apocalyptic Worship of the Antichrist Photograph of an Unknown Painting.  This is an original photograph circa 1920 (?) of a work I haven't identified.  We'll have to rely on the frightening notes from the reverse.  Tribulation Worship of the Antichrist, Rider of the white horse also dark horse of the famine, gray horse of Death, the lambs book of life.  Is your name written there? 

Original photograph, no date collection Jim Linderman

Wednesday

old time religion Take your Pick! Out in the Dark or Out of the Dark


A pair of postcards from the Herald Press with confusing messages.  One proclaims the bible is the only way out IN the dark, the other reads the only way out OF the darkness.  Unless one is a typo, I guess the book works for both. 

Message Postcards (one mailed, one unused) Herald Press c. 1940 Cleveland. Collection Jim Linderman

Sunday

old time religion In Which Jesus is NOT a Hippie 50 cents each


old time religion In Which Jesus is NOT a Hippie 50 cents each. 

There is a damn revolution going on, and I'm confused.  All these kids growing their hair, doing dope and effing in the streets!  Where there is a market, the evangelists find it.  Stop worrying...Rev. Grant will assure you twice for one buck.

Monday

old time religion Guilt Trip postcard NO EXCUSES


old time religion Guilt Trip postcard NO EXCUSES.  Well, one excuse.  I've been busy doing other things. Stay tuned! 

Sunday School Reminder Postcard

Saturday

old time religion SIN of Bingo


old time religion SIN of Bingo (Watchtower Which is the Right Religion Pamphlet, no date)

Friday

old time religion Best Return on your Investment! Paper Dollar from Heaven


old time religion Best Return on your Investment!  Paper Dollar from Heaven.
Circa 1935 Collection Jim Linderman

Monday

Tuesday

old time religion Scientific Proof



old time religion scientific proof!

Sunday

Basil Merrett Outsider Artist old time religion


Basil Merrett Outsider Artist old time religion circa 1945 hand drawn postcard "The Angels and the Flowers" (Religious series #78) Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion Rusty skips Sunday School


Sunday School Guilt card 1912.

Friday

old time religion Angel Martinez, Safe in Heaven!


Evangelist Angel Martinez "touches all the bases" in his baseball themed warning about being saved.  According to one site "One of Martinez's trademarks was his colorful dress…always look sharp, young man." and  "When he led inquirers in the "sinner's prayer," he would say, "If you prayed that little prayer with me, I will see you in heaven." Conservative estimates are that Martinez will see more than 500,000 who prayed that little prayer with him somewhere in a revival meeting mostly in a Southern Baptist church and many in Texas. Martinez's ministry spanned 60 years. At age 73, God called him home to heaven."  That would mean he started telling others what God wants at age 13.  Blessed!

Martinez also wrote a book titles "Gravitational Attraction" whatever that is.

Saturday

old time religion Creative Miracles of Neal Fresby (Frisby)


Well, I am going to have to suspect this is a first edition, as they spelled Neal Presby's name wrong.  What a disappointing typo that must have been for the once alcohol and dope addict turned some kind of miracle maker. Inside he claims to have the ability to create eardrums since he has healed so many of the deaf.  I checked his website (!) and they have a considerable number of books written by Frisby, but I'd rather not link to it. It's still in print!  This copy has no date, but they call it "his first book' although W. V. Grant wrote it for him.  I think.  Anyway they say 1962.    

Creative Miracles Miracles by W. V. Grant.   Misprint cover 1962 Collection Jim Linderman

Thursday

old time religion "After" drawing


old time religion "after" drawing upon completion of the Back to the Bible correspondence school.
Unknown illustrator 1964.

Monday

old time religion How to Make a Church



old time religion how to make a church.  Original photographs Jim Linderman c. 1995

Saturday

old time religion Fruit of Satan


old time religion stalwart and nut job John R. Rice warns his followers not to eat apples.
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Sunday

old time religion Should you drink alcoholic beverages?


old time religion in which drugs are bad but alcohol is A-OK because it is in the bible. A page from Your Youth: Getting the Best out of it published by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Company in 1976.
Unidentified illustrator 1976.

Saturday

old time religion Church Bus to HELL Jack Hyles Giant Transportation System.



Satan really has nothing on Dr. Jack Hyles, AKA  Brother Hyles.  If you are seeking sordid tales of Christians gone wrong, look no further.  At one time the Brother ran the largest fraud organization in Hammond Indiana.  Well, he ran the largest church and the largest Sunday school anyway.  It appears Hyles invented a bus route to drag thousands of folks to church.  The bus service had a fleet of 200 buses!  Time Magazine reported Hyles was one of the first to develop the concept of the super church.

The real problem was sexual abuse.  Let's check what our modern scripture (Wikipedia) says about Brother Hyles :

Accusations of improper sexual behavior, financial and emotional abuse are highlights to Hyles' legacy. In 1989, the The Bible Evangelist published a story titled "The Saddest Story We Ever Published", accusing Hyles of sexual scandals, financial misappropriation and doctrinal errors.   He was accused of a decade long affair with his secretary, Jennie Nischik, who happened to be the wife of a church deacon, Victor Nischik.

Thus sullied. Hey kids, Get on Board the Soul Bus!
In this volume, one of  over 25 books Hyles wrote and sold, "Communists" like Bob Dylan and the Lovin' Spoonful are perverting our children.  Better to pick up his "Sex Education Booklet" for children instead.  25 cents. 

old time religion Billy Sunday Faces the Devil


Former Baseball Player, evangelist and major fruity pebble Billy Sunday faces down SATAN!

Tuesday

old time religion SAVED at the Burgess Butts Barn!


old time religion SAVED at the Burgess Butts Barn!  Original Real Photo Postcard 1911
collection Jim Linderman

Sunday

old time religion Noah's Ark FOUND!


old time religion Noah's Ark FOUND!  Turns out it reached land on Highway 101 south of Los Angeles!  Looks like some of the animals chose to stay.

Friday

old time religion Friar Jerome Considers the Separation of Church and State Real Photo Postcard


old time religion Friar Jerome Considers the Separation of Church and State
Real Photo Postcard No Date Collection of Old Time Religion.  Thanks to Natalie Curley of Curley's Antiques.

Saturday

old time religion Diversity in Dating Boy meets Girl the Christian Way


old time religion Boy meets Girl the Christian Way by Rev. Frank E. Gartland.  1943 tract collection old time religion the blog.

Friday

old time religion Jehovah's Witness Watchtower Pests



old time religion family of Jehovah's Witness Watchtower pests traveling the road searching for sinners. 
Original photographs circa 1940.  Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion Consuming Fire


old time religion uneasy original photograph, circa 1950.  Collection Jim Linderman
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Monday

Lair of the GOATMAN old time religion



Free Thinking Christian Mission Headquarters of Chess McCartney the Goatman.  Your call...
Original Postcard dated on reverse 1957.  Jefferson County, Georgia.  
Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

old time religion Evangelical Sunday School Parade


old time religion Evangelical Sunday School Parade   Original snapshot, circa 1950?  Collection Jim Linderman

Sunday

old time religion Snapshot


old time religion snapshot of storage room, no date. Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion Loneliness of the Tent Revival Preacher Real Photo Postcard c. 1900



Look close and you will see this preacher has wired his tent for outdoor sound!  A small speaker to carry his words to all.  I hope some show up.

Real Photo Postcard c. 1900 Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

old time religion Harry Bentz American Folk Art / Outsider Art / Self Taught Cowboy Artist


old time religion Harry Bentz American Folk Art / Outsider Art / Self Taught Artist  Harry Bentz rounds up the Devil.  1982 Collection Jim Linderman

Thursday

old time religion What are bad books? Liguorian Pamphlet




What are bad books?  Well, since I can't find this pamphlet in the American Catholic Pamphlets Database, I'll have to let the book speak for itself.  The Liguorians  provide no date here, but then God's rules are rules forever, right? This convenient wallet sized tract makes it easy to consult before ordering anything for your kindle.


Saturday

Monday

old time religion Courting the Ruin of your Soul Religious Tract


old time religion Courting the Ruin of your Soul. Undated image from religious tract, undated. Collection Jim Linderman

Tuesday

old time religion Young Girl Evangelists ?




old time religion cabinet card photographs by Frank Wendt c. 1900.  Collection Jim Linderman

Saturday

old time religion Festooned and Bedecked


old time religion Festooned and Bedecked Church with two Twig Chairs.  Original 8 x 10 photograph, no date (c. 1920) collection old time religion the blog.

Sunday

old time religion Nature Boy of Texas Wrestles with God


old time religion Tommy Phelps the Nature Boy gives up wrestling and grapples with the lord.
original LP.  

Saturday

old time religion dummy Ventriloquist Evangelist


old time religion dummy Ventriloquist Evangelist.  Yes, he works in mysterious ways.
Image from Garret Scott Bookseller, no date.

old time religion Christmas Sober?


old time religion Christmas Sober?  I don't think so. 
Christmas for Christ package stamp circa 1947

old time religion The Last Judgment


Illustration by anonymous from The Last Judgment by R. I. Humberd.  Flora, IN.  No Date. 
Book included rubber stamp "signature" of the author on page one.  25 cents.