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Thou Shalt NOT Steal

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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.
Books and Ebooks by the author of old time religion available HERE 

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.


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.
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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