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Thou Shalt NOT Steal

Thou Shalt NOT Steal

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Saturday

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.


Thursday

old time religion Silvertone homemade record disc Christian Service Class


old time religion Silvertone homemade record disc of a Christian Service Class.  An 8 inch vinyl record one could press at home using the bulky machine shown below.  Perhaps classes were recorded to send to missing students?  The Silvertone could also be used as a public address system.  For those extra crowded, noisy Sundays. I haven't listened.

Christian Service Class sound recording on vinyl.  Collection old time religion the blog.

old time religion Remembering the sabbath vernacular photo


old time religion in which "the guys" respect a sign in the cornfield.
Undated snapshot Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

Sunday School Records old time religion Unbreakable (Virtually)


Well, I'm not sure if the line of Sunday School Records has been released again in a digital format, but he does work in mysterious ways.  Other hit songs (on nearly unbreakable discs) include:
Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine and the singalong The B-I-B-L-E.  Paper sleeve also includes a sanctified pig, and on the other side a teddy bear with two records.

Sunday School Records paper sleeve.  No Date. 

Tuesday

old time religion Satan Sprites!


old time religion Satan Sprites!  Detail from a greeting card 1945.  Collection Jim Linderman

Thursday

old time religion SHOCK tract from Gospel Hour Publications Have YOU signed up?


old time religion crude religious tract  front cover and page one.  Gospel Hour Publication (No Date) distributed by Latana Commuinity Church, Florida (rubber-stamp on reverse) collection old time religion the blog.

Friday

Baptist who went to church. Who DIDN'T


First Baptist Church "I went, I didn't guilt inducing reminder postcard. Dated 1924 postmark.
collection old time religion the blog.


Monday

old time religion human wisdom of a fool


old time religion in which human wisdom is depicted by a foolish man who reads books other than the bible.

Glass projection slide late 18th / early 19th century. collection Jim Linderman

Sunday

old time religion Jesus Want's Me for a Sunbeam (The Nirvana track?)


old time religion in which Kurt Cobain's song on MTV Unplugged was actually stolen from Helen McAlerney Barth and Al Smith (by way of the Vaselines).  It's the same song...the Vaselines added "don't" to the title.

old time religion Laundry Line of Christian Life


old time religion Laundry Line of Christian Life illustration by W. J. Dittmar 1942 Gospel Herald.
Books and Ebooks by the author available HERE

The Great White Throne old time religion G. M. Wilson World's Judgement Day


Apparently Reverend Wilson has to god-given authority to announce "how long" judgement day will last. 
G. M. Wilson "The Great White Throne" presentation card.  1923 Collection old time religion

Friday

old time religion Jesus in the House


old time religion Jesus in the House.  Anonymous snapshot c. 1950
Collection old time religion the blog

Sunday

Antique Bible Quilt Crib Quilt with Embroidered Primitive Biblical stories





Antique Bible Quilt Crib Quilt with Embroidered Primitive Biblical stories.  24 individual numbered events.  32" x 48" Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

old time religion MINE MINE MINE Radio Kids Bible Club


old time religion in which one is glad he doesn't have a record player.  The B. I. B. L. E. Every promise in the book is MINE MINE MINE!

Greedy 45rpm recording by the Radio Kids Bible Club Collection Jim Linderman

Tuesday

old time religion Prepare to Meet thy God


old time religion Prepare to Meet thy God Sticker Junk Mail Stamp.  C. 1945.

Saturday

old time religion A Day at the Beach Ruined


old time religion A Day at the Beach Ruined. 

old time religion Folk Art Jesus 19th Century Portrait collection Jim Linderman


old time religion Folk Art Jesus 19th Century Portrait in pencil dated 1882 Collection Jim Linderman

Thursday

old time religion Sermons disguised as Magic Tricks!


old time religion WATCH THIS KIDS! Sermons Disguised as Tricks.  Junior Surprise Sermons by Arnold Westphal.  Yes, it includes "How to make Wine from Water" and other fables.

Junior Surprise Sermons with Hand Made Objects 1934 Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion The Devil Disobeys


old time religion The Devil Disobeys.  Original press photograph, 1944 Collection old time religion.
The man hovering over his "tower of the devil's stronghold"  is former boy preacher McGarrahan.

Friday

old time religion Jughead is Born Again!



old time religion comic book in which Jughead stuns Riverdale by finding the lord.

Tuesday

old time religion The Devil does NOT approve of Bare Shoulders!


old time religion The Devil does NOT approve of Bare Shoulders!  Illustration from Col. Dick Maple's Palaces of Sin or The Devil in Society 1902.  Collection old time religion.

Saturday

old time religion like a mouse to cheese! TRAPPED by LUST


old time religion Like a Mouse to Cheese TRAPPED by LUST!

Friday

old time religion Korean Conflict and Bible Prophecy...


Hmm...published in 1950.  No luck...we'll have to send in our presidential buffoon from the Republican Party.
The Korean Conflict in the light of Bible Prophecy by Dan Gilbert.  1950.  Collection old time religion.

Thursday

old time religion Railroad to Salvation! Trade sin for a trip from earth to heaven


old time religion Railroad to Salvation!   Small Broadside early 20th century
collection Jim Linderman

Sunday

old time religion Easter circa 1900


old time religion Easter circa 1900.  Watercolor by a child.

old time religion YOU MUST CHOOSE Pleasure or Faith


old time religion YOU MUST CHOOSE Pleasure or Faith 1961

Monday

old time religion Tent Revival Preacher snapshot


old time religion Tent Revival Preacher snapshot c. 1940  Collection Jim Linderman

Tuesday

Where is Jesus ? old time religion


Where is Jesus?  Follow the arrows!
Original snapshot circa 1935 Collection Jim Linderman

Saturday

old time religion WCTU Women's Christian Temperance Union


old time religion WCTU Women's Christian Temperance Union. 

Most active around 1900, the group still exists!  I am not sure if they still occupy taverns and drop down to their knees until the beer stops flowing.  "Agitate, Educate, Legislate" was their unofficial motto.  I wonder if some bloated "doctor-shopping" Oxycontin addict like Rush Limbaugh would accuse them of being "actors" and "hired by George Soros" like they would have today.  The women were right, of course.  Alcohol does kill and break up marriages, but to each his own.  
Women's Christian Temperance Union homemade poster.  Circa 1920?  Collection Jim Linderman

Wednesday

Outsider Art Jesus


Outsider Art Jesus by a  "Hollis"  no date.
Collection old time religion Jim Linderman

Thursday

old time religion Jehovah's Witness Sound car



There is a big rally coming, and you are going to hear about it.  Jehovah's Witness Sound Truck circa 1950 Original Vernacular photograph collection old time religion. Courtesy Natalie Curley Antiques

Sunday

old time religion No Comment on this one.


For Parents of Retarded Children by G. Breitenbeck  1958 Liguori, Missouri.  Collection old time religion.

Straight Christian Cover Boy Pen Pal of the Month! old time religion



From Straight Magazine (1964) the perfect pen pal! Old Time Religion pre-approved upstanding gentleman! 

First Drive-in Church ? old time religion Park n' Pray




When was the first drive-in church?  A silent video on You tube attempts to claim it was in 1950.  Watch the preacher make the rounds of parked autos with a collection plate.  The idea here certainly tied into the motion picture drive-in fad. Seeing the preacher go from car to car reminds me of another 1950s scene, the Roller skating hamburger servers. Car hops.  Truthfully, anyone would rather watch nubiles on skates than a church service, and I'll have fries with that.  That is, unless Jesus showed up in the lot, and I find no record of that happening.  

The real photo postcards here could be dated by automobile model, and even by the card stock used (AZO, generally popular around 1910)  I find no indication of location,  but this enterprising evangelist had the idea decades before this video. 

Pair of Real Photo Postcard RPPC images. c. 1910 - 1920 Collection Jim Linderman

Tuesday

old time religion Elite Dancing and BAD Amusements


old time religion Elite Dancing and BAD Amusements!  Are the holidays over yet? 
Illustration J. W. Van De Venter circa 1914.

Saturday

Friday

old time religion Signs and Wonders which Prove the Bible!


In which evangelist Nicholas Pirolo "proves" Bible passages are true by finding "natural" events which correspond.  For example, a ship being sucked out of the water and up into the atmosphere, A sign appeared in the sky over Milwaukee reading "666 is coming soon" and "an angel appeared in the sky in Finland facing towards Russia."  Oh...and a gigantic devil snake appeared in the sky too.  Oh...and a river ran red with blood in Michigan.  All of them now documented and proven!  Some 100 goofy examples!

Signs...in Heaven and on Earch by Nicolas Pirolo "Word and Witness Publishing Company" 1940 Chicago.  50 cents.  Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion Woman in their Place



Well, it's good to know the evangelicals are working on the women problem.
old time religion is weekly.  Study them all.

old time religion in the American South photos by Jim Linderman



old time religion in the American South two original photographs by Jim Linderman circa 1990
Published in AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE available in ebook, paperback  HERE

old time religion Where will you spend Eternity? Pray Through! RPPC Evangelist Revival Church


old time religion Where will you spend Eternity?  Pray Through!  Interior of Bob Johnson Evangelistic Party Lehighton, PA Collection Jim Linderman

Sunday

old time religion Not a MINUTE too soon! How to Prepare for the Big One


old time religion suggests you memorize a few passages of the bible ASAP.  It could happen any day.
Undated emergency pamphlet from Winona Lake, Indiana.  No Date.  Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion On OUR Reading List Best Sellers by John Bray

old time religion 30 cents each.  Nutjob preacher John L. Bray peddles his best sellers.  Within, he suggest to purchase each in bulk to force upon others!