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Thou Shalt NOT Steal

Thou Shalt NOT Steal

Created By Jim Linderman and Dull Tool Dim Bulb

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Sunday

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! 

Friday

old time religion invents "Follow the Bouncing Ball" Hymn Sing-a-long Motion Picture Glass Slide Projection and Mount of Wood

old time religion invents "Follow the Bouncing Ball"  but all this time I thought Mitch Miller did it!  Well, no ball here, but you get the connection.  Sticker on mount reads "Hymn Coming to the Cross" #193.  Jeepers.  I wonder if it was a favorite of the crowd.  I guess, more likely, the organ player would somehow kick the guy in the projector before the sermon and give him the numbers required before the show.   I found someone doing it online, but I won't link to them here.  Nothing here is for sale, and they are selling it! I can't tell you how many of the religious ditties actually cost money when they were available. (Oh, wait..I have books for sale...never mind.)  I DO know who bought it for me to post, and that was really nice. She gave it to me. Free.  I date it to the WAY before drive-ins...but not too many would be singing along late there anyway.

Glass Slide Projection Lyrics for a theater, church or revival.   Date?  Maybe 1900 - 1930? Collection Jim Linderman 

Wednesday

Old Time Religion Darkness and the Natural Evil


Old Time Religion Darkness and the Natural Evil.  The Lord do all these things.
Print by "Weston" 1901.  Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

old time religion Evangelist T. C. Person has no Girls


old time religion Evangelist T. C. Person has no Girls.  1917 mailed postcard collection Jim Linderman

Wednesday

old time religion all adds up! Teaching the Book of Revelation 1,190 times!



old time religion in which numbers don't lie!  Well...take that with a grain of salt.  Dr. Vallowe aims to "make the bible relevant to the contemporary man" but I seriously doubt it.  Anyone who can "logic" out a prophecy is probably a little confused.

Sunday

old time religion MARK OF THE BEAST IN THE FOREHEAD

old time religion in which professor Jensen presents his scientific findings about the devil.
Street handout card invitation 1932.  Collection Jim Linderman

Monday

old time religion Uncle Sam Mourns by Dr. E. J. Pace


old time religion unusual newspaper drawing by the master religious cartoonist E. J. Pace.  Interestingly, Uncle Sam has had color added, likely by a child? Unknown publication, Newsprint
circa 1930?  From a scrapbook Collection Jim Linderman

Saturday

old time religion DVBS (or how to ruin your kid's summer)


DVBS in old time religion speak means Daily Vacation Bible School.  DAILY!!!  Jeez, Christian Taliban!  Every day of summer?  I'd be furious if I were a 6th grader and my friends were down at the old fishing hole while I was playing the lame games for sale in this catalog from 1946.  I am sure plenty of kids were destroyed.  Maybe the parents were thinking it would be okay to ruin their child's summer because they would get another life after they went to heaven! 

A Complete Plan for your DVBS Catalog and "idea book" of games which do not challenge the mind...one little bit.


Friday

old time religion De Grado in the Lion's Den and Power over all THINGS (!!!)


old time religion De Grado in the Lion's Den!  Joe here stares down the lion's just like Daniel!  He has power over all things! 

Dominion and Power over all things by Joseph De Grado.  Self-published pamphlet, 28 pages.  No Date.  Collection Jim Linderman

old time religion Satan that old Devil by Evangelist Dorothy Davis



old time religion Satan that old Devil by Evangelist Dorothy Davis (with help from Brother Bill?)  Typical warnings and faith healing diatribe from the golden era of religious crackpots.  No Date (Circa 1968?) Collection Jim Linderman  63 pages.  If you are waiting for the Kindle edition, keep waiting.


Thursday

old time religion The Lord is our King Memory Card 1903



"Sewing" card for children with old time religion themes were mailed one a week to subscribers.  Thread was slipped through pre-punched holes.  Dated 1903. Courtesy Natalie Curley Antiques
Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

old time religion "faith healer" and "prophet" Charles Young Scam in Sackcloth




Old time religion nut job "prophet" faith-healer and fraud Charles Young "God is our Doctor" preaches in sackcloth to lend a common man touch to his illogical, hurtful bile.  I'm pretty tolerant here, but what really gets my face wrinkled up is a fake faith healer.  No, Mr. Young, you can not cure disease.  "Faith" healers are the worst kind of ruse. Why does the preacher wear sackcloth?  Because "God" talked to him in 1966  and said to.  "Since that time I have ministered in sackcloth across the nation" says the bilker of funds, but wait.  God spoke to him AGAIN a year later, put 12 angels in front of his face.  Too bad "Words can never explain what took place during that time."  Hmm.  I dunno.  If you subscribe to his "Prophetic Voice" newsletter, he might tell you.  I'm not sure if I should spell "prophet" "profit" instead.

Why I preach in Sackcloth by Charles Young No Date Collection Jim Linderman