Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vintage Sunday School Card: Paul the Tentmaker

This is a vintage Sunday School card, copyrighted in 1897, picturing Paul sewing a tent at the end of his second missionary journey. He was a tent-maker by trade and worked at this when he was not traveling. The reading of the week was Acts 18:1-22.

The Bible Verse of the Day, or "Golden Text" as it is referred to, is in Jesus own words:
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33

These cards were given, one each week, to children who came to Sunday School. Kids collected them and traded them and tried to get a full collection of them. These that I have are printed by a technique called "chromolithograph" which gives them beautiful rich color.

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