While extremely difficult to read, the bottom of this postcard reveals this to be the First M.E. Church in Duluth, Minnesota. Ever wonder what an “M.E.” church was? The letters stand for Methodist Episcopal, and denotes the first iteration of what would come to be called simply, the Methodist Church. The card is postally unused, but has this message on the back:
Mr. Blakesley is in Vancouver, British Columbia. You bet it’s getting cold here. It snowed about four inches last night. I was to a Halloween party last night. Had a pretty good time.
A linen postcard from Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Methodist Church in Great Falls, published by the Charles E. Morris Co. of Chinook, Montana. On the back is a snippet pertaining to Great Falls:
GREAT FALLS, MONT. The ‘Cascade City’ on the upper Missouri. Population 22,000. Seat of Cascade County. Head of navigation on the Missouri River. Has unsurpassed natural resources of all kinds.
I was unaware that Paducah, Kentucky was known for its churches, but this linen postcard does feature some impressive structures.
The First Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, California. I have a number of church postcards that were mailed in the first decade of the 20th century by an individual going by the initials, “M.A.K.” From the messages on these cards it’s clear that this person travelled a great deal to see various churches, the correspondence often referencing their architectural aspects. This postcard was published by Newman Post Card Co. and mailed in 1908.
Trinity Church in New York City is the subject of this divided back postcard from Illustrated Post Card.
The Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, Illinois, named for renowned evangelist Dwight L. Moody, was dedicated in 1925. This linen postcard was produced by Curt Teich.
A view of St. Paul’s Church, Park Row, and the St. Paul Building, presented on this card from the Platinachrome Co. Platinachrome, active only in 1906 and 1907, specialized in New York City scenes.
Well here’s a milestone…this is the first North Dakota postcard to appear on Postcard Roundup! This view of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck was produced by Curt Teich.
The Catholic Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. The divided back postcard was published by Max Bernstein in K.C.