I’ve been looking at postcards again.
Here’s one sent by Mrs. Gridley in 1912
and a lovely, delicate drawing of children listening to a Rally Day greeting over crystal radio headsets.
And then I found this invitation to a youth group outing with Peter Max-inspired fireworks.
A few traces of the Church’s imagination and practice that happened to catch my eye.
The last in my series of vintage postcards: Rally Day invitations from the early 1900s, when birth control was illegal, and apparently no one worried about putting guns on a Sunday school advertisement.
“Special Exercises, singing, speaking, marching, etc.” A Rousing Rally indeed!
Three more vintage postcards invite everyone to church: happy children, shy teens, and even those who fly in on Sunday mornings. (How convenient to have the runway so near the church!) Charming illustrations, full of light and affection.