Christmas card with Rev. Gilpatrick, circa 1908


Christmas card with Rev. Gilpatrick, circa 1908


Ivory Christmas card with photos pasted on. A branch of holly with berries extends up from the lower left corner. The larger photo is of a church, cross-gabled and with a large bell tower jutting from the intersection of the two wings. A ribbon of tall, narrow arched windows lines one side of the church, with a matching window in the bell tower. On the other side, double doors beneath a transom window at the base of the tower lead into the church, and three narrow windows are set in the front facade. The Second story of the bell tower has louvered windows, and is topped by a balcony with arched lintels and columns. An elongated pyramidal roof tops this structure, with a cross at the very top. The ground around the building is grassy, and dirt path runs in front of it. Beside this image is an oval image of the head and shoulders of a man. He wears a dark clerical outfit with notched collar backed by white. His hair is light and short and he has a full mustache.
[Front] [stamped] Seasons Greetings. [ink] Cong Chirch [sic] Rev. Gilpatrick. You may keep this picture. [Back] [ink] Dear Vern, I remember when Gilpatrick, in order to supplement his meager income from preaching, took a job as field boss at Zina Woods hop yard. He had to quit the[illegible] for the congregation raised so much hell because hops were used for beer. He came near being excommunicated from the church. Best regards to your self and your mother, and to any inquiring friends. Sincerely, Frank Pauli. [address redacted] Donor - Verne McKinney. [pencil] April 11 - June 11,-08. to Wash. Co. Museum, May 4, 1965

Date Created

circa 1908


Christmas cards






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