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Friday

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

Monday

Street Preacher snapshot old time religion Collection Jim Linderman


old time religion Manhattan Street Preacher original snapshot circa 1960 Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

old time religion Eyes wide Open Jesus


old time religion Eyes wide Open Jesus circa 1950 watercolor.  Collection Jim Linderman

Saturday

old time religion Easter in HOLLYWOOD


old time religion Easter in HOLLYWOOD

old time religion RAW WHITE MEN Yhugm the CANNIBAL SAVED


old time religion RAW WHITE MEN Yhugm the CANNIBAL SAVED! Yhugm didn't even have a meat thermometer, so he risked food poisoning every day!  Fortunately,  there was a power line he could follow!

Tuesday

old time religion Super Well-Groomed Adam and Eve Disprove Evolution


old time religion Super Well-Groomed Adam and Eve Disprove Evolution

Friday

Harold "Bo" Daniels Boy Preacher and Power Transferer old time religion


old time religion Harold "Bo" Daniel was at one time the youngest preacher in the Assembly of God.  He began preaching at AGE SIX!  Jeepers.  What the hell was he preaching about?  Toys?

Bo apparently wrote a song once titled "I'm So Glad for the Blood of Jesus" but I'm not sure if anyone recorded it.  It always struck me odd that someone hoping to spread the gospel would limit their content by copyright, but I judge not.  Anyway, Bo has a copyright on the song.

The "Find a Grave" website has a picture of Bo, but he is all grown up.   In the book, Bo tells of a strange encounter.  A patient receiving "electrical treatments"  has light bulbs pressed against his chest.  They light up with the power to run a tram car!  It was the power of almighty god.  "Some people possess dynamite power, but have it wrapped in firecracker packages.  Unleash that power now!"

TRANSFERRED POWER BY HAROLD "BO" DANIEL  No Date Dallas, TX 32 pages.
Collection Jim Linderman

Wednesday

old time religion Baptism in a Swimming Pool DUNKED WITNESSES



A somewhat biased photo reporter indexes his published photograph for the files.  "WITNESSES DUNKED" in red grease pen!  This original press photo taken in 1953.  The caption attached reads "..immersed in the waters of a public swimming pool, here during a ceremony at which thousands reportedly were baptized ad Jehovah's Witnesses..."

Original Press Photograph 1953 Collection Jim Linderman

Saturday

old time religion Folk Art Jesus Fights Halloween on an Envelope Cachet Letter


Whew.  old time religion Folk Art Jesus Fights Halloween on a Stamp Cachet!  Some fellow was so upset the devil's holiday (halloween) was gaining prominence (you know, the Halloween Agenda) that he drew up his own jesus "Christ is the King" envelope and dated it on October 31.  When he got around to it, he mailed it from Christian, West Virginia.  What strange medicine is this? 
Hand Drawn cachet envelope 1954 Collection Jim Linderman
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Wednesday

old time religion Putting the Women in their Place (Busy Bodies and Bossy Women)


old time religion continues a special treat by presenting yet another miracle by W. V. Grant!  No, not the book...the miracle is that THREE MILLION ARE IN PRINT!  Well, Rev. Grant knows thou shall not lie, so I believe him.  The books in his line sold for fifty cents each. THAT is a good sum to share with any "busy body or bossy woman" for sure.  Well, what can I say...Grant must have had a way with the ladies.  Those in the church, anyway.  Reverend Grant also wrote "A Mark on the Forehead" and "Men in the Flying Saucers Identified" so take his instructions to women with a grain of salt.

Putting the Women in their Place.  No Date.  Collection Jim Linderman

Thursday

old time religion one thousand dollar reward?



old time religion Must I Pray for a Miracle or a $1,000 Reward?  Pamphlet cover (detail)
Faith Healers Publications Texas Collection Jim Linderman

Wednesday

SOUNDS FROM THE AIR book available from Blurb

The NEW Book by Jim Linderman and Dull Tool Dim Bulb is SOUNDS FROM THE AIR! explores the power of vintage photographs to show that which is not there!  Visions of sound waves and the magic of radio is told in 78 pages of anonymous photographs.  The language of ether revealed!  $19.99 paperback, $8.99 instant PDF download. 


old time religion Safe-Cracker Dope Peddler Gangster and Road Preacher Billy Joe Fain


old time religion Billy Joe Fain!  He fought 8 blood hounds and cracked safes!  What a goon.  A dumb Texas criminal who became Texas preacher.  A MIRACLE!   "Getting religion to get out" is a common ruse.  Now I am not saying Billy Joe Fain faked his conversion…but whatever he did, it worked.  Pardoned by the Texas Governor in 1962 after serving 3 years for robbery.  Sentenced to 15 years but serving less than three.  From Dallas, Texas of course.

He claims to have been "one of the top forty criminals in the United States" but never really says what he did to earn the title.  I think he was only your average juvenile delinquent.  As far as I can tell, a plain old lowlife.  I guess I have to read it carefully to see exactly what made him a criminal mastermind.

He stole a bike, I think. 
He deceived his neighbors.
Under the tutelage of "Ole Pappy" the seasoned criminal, he participated in stealing a safe, but he couldn't open it. 
He robbed some poker games.
He tried dope.
He thought his Sunday school teacher was interested more in football than god.
He became the chauffeur and bodyguard for an unnamed organized crime big shot.
He "was given 95 years" in prison (though the record says 15)
He watched another prisoner cut his own veins.
The prison decided to make him "run the track" to train the bloodhounds.  Once, the bloodhounds
chewed him up, and he claims to have had his clothes torn off and left there to die. 

Not trying to escape, mind you. Working in prison as a trainer and fake dog bait.

He gets paroled and "walks into a little colored church."

He is instantly a touring preacher.

Twenty years later, Billy Joe Fain's appearance in Cocoa, Florida is fuzzy headline news!  Don't try to enlarge it, I stole it from a pay service and could get 95 years.
I prefer the story of Charles Colson, Nixon's hatchet man and dirty trickster who also converted in a Texas prison!  He tried to steal an election and ended up preaching to convicts. Um…is history repeating?  I hate to go through it again, but some of those lowlife's around Trump might start reading the bible.  For real this time.

Opening the Prisons by Billy Joe Fain (compiled by W. V. Grant) 31 pages No Date (Early 1960s)
Collection Jim Linderman

Friday

old time religion Marxist Minstrels and Black Oak Arkansas in HELL



old time religion Marxist Minstrels and Black Oak Arkansas in HELL (with Stiv Bators)

Ahh yes.  Christian nut-job David Noebel flogs his thesis that we are sinking into the depths of destruction due to the commie rock of Black Oak Arkansas! The bands he REALLY hates are the Beatles and KISS.  As for Dr. Hook, he seems to not recognize the band played satire.  You know?  I really don't think The Dead Boys were Marxists.  We won't ever know for sure...Lead singer Stiv Bators died in 1990, and I suspect Noebel thinks he is in hell.  Wherever that is.  Down under the ground somewhere, and it's hot.
 Lee Greenwood.  Now THERE is some durn good entertainment for kids.  After wowing the sparse crowd at Donald Trump's inauguration, he is a hot property again!  Greenwood comes out for Republican presidents, which means a major gig about every eight years.  He is a conservative christian...I guess you can tell because of his strict conservative dress.  Remember when wearing the flag was illegal?  Turns out it is free speech! We are a nation of laws after all!  Here Lee sports his patriotic duds.  His latest book is hot too.  Published in 2012, there are currently a few dozen copies available used at Amazon starting at ONE CENT but you have to pay the postage.
16 page pamphlet shilling "The Marxist Minstrels" by David Noebel.  Summit Ministries.  No Date.
Collection Jim Linderman

Tuesday

old time religion Reverend J. M. Vigal The Singing Evangelist and his Wife Reverend Mrs. A. Vigal African American Preachers


old time religion Reverend J. M. Vigal The Singing Evangelist and his Wife Reverend Mrs. A. Vigal African American Preachers.  All that is known is what their brochure / lyric handout indicates.  Rev. Vigal billed himself as "The Singing Evangelist" and apparently he sang traditional gospel. The reverse lists Judgement Day, Higher Ground, I Surrender All, Stood Outside the Gate and Give Me that Old Time Religion.  It appears the couple was well-traveled for a pair of Black preachers at the turn of the century.  Circa 1902.  Original Pamphlet Collection Jim Linderman
Thanks to Curley's Antiques.

Saturday

Game of Bible Questions (and the ONLY answer you will EVER need!)


old time religion Game of Bible Questions (and the ONLY answer you need!)   When a "game" starts out like this, you know it's not rigged!  This book has ALL the answers!

Woolson Spice Company Promotional Pamphlet 1895 Collection Jim Linderman






Tuesday

old time religion Hypergraphia Postcard and a cart of More


old time religion Hypergraphia: a behavioral condition characterized by the intense desire to write. Forms of hypergraphia can vary in writing style and content. It is a symptom associated with temporal lobe changes in epilepsy, which is the cause of the Geschwind syndrome, a mental disorder.  Here, a religious pilgrim loads up his cart of sribbles and heads off to Rome.
Collection Jim Linderman 

Saturday

old time religion B. F. Perkins opens the Tomb Outsider Art Yard Installation






Outsider Art  Bonus Post Vernon, Alabama Early 1990's  
Photographs by Jim Linderman

Free preview and purchas the book IN SITU: American Folk Art in Place by the author HERE


Friday

old time religion Invitation!


old time religion invitation to receive mail.  1948 Voice of Prophecy