Sunday, March 30, 2014

Three vintage "Rally Day" church postcards

On the heels of last Sunday's "We Missed You at Church" postcards, here's something with a similar theme — postcards promoting Rally Day at church.

As I noted last September, Rally Day typically happens sometime between mid-September and early October, and it marks the start of the church calendar year. Rally Day is a customary time to welcome new members, launch Sunday School, hand out Bibles to children and unveil the church's goals.

These three postcards come from different eras but share that welcoming "come and join us" message.

1. This card is aimed a teenagers with its musical theme and record player. It was printed in the United States but there is no other identifying information.

I wonder if we can use the boy's socks to accurately date the postcard?

2. This colorful postcard was never used. It has spaces on the back to record the date, time and place for Rally Day. Note that the trees in the illustration have an autumn-like look to them.

3. This is the oldest, by far, of the today's three postcards. In fact, it's at least 100 years old, as it was postmarked at 8 p.m. on September 24, 1914, in Putnam, Connecticut. It was addressed to a Miss Doris Card. The card was produced by Goodenough & Woglom Company of New York City. (Goodenough & Woglom also produced the game Bible Lotto.)

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