This linen Rally Day postcard was mailed within Fort Worth, Texas and postmarked Oct. 3, 1958. Written on the back:
We are counting on you to be in the class Rally Day Sun Oct 5th.
Joe Fogelin Sec
This Sunday School reminder postcard was mailed in 1919, and has this hand-written message on the back:
Your place was vacant last Sunday by your being away, so come and fill up that space this coming Sunday.
You just can’t beat a good Sunday School reminder postcard. This one has printed on the back, “No. 574 Abingdon Litho in U.S.A.”
“We are looking out upon a new Season of pleasant fellowship in our Sunday School. May we count on you for a good start Next Sunday?” This friendly reminder was published by G. & W. Co., N.Y.C.
Just a friendly reminder to shame someone back into Sunday School, this postcard has printed on the back:
Dear Warren [name hand-written on blank line]
Things seem not quite right when you are away. If you are ill, or there is any other reason that you cannot come, please let us hear from you.
The postmark on this Rally Day postcard isn’t legible, but the back shows it to have been copyrighted by Goodenough & Woglum Co. in 1915.
The Stepford Children, coming to escort their victim to Sunday School. Oh, what a movie that would make!
Another friendly reminder that you overslept last Sunday.
There’s nothing like a giant Jesus to lure you back to Sunday School. This unmailed postcard has an undivided back, which would suggest it’s seriously old, but the artwork says 1940s or ’50s to me.
These “friendly reminder” postcards, targeting Sunday School truants, are among my favorites. I particularly like the artwork on this one, as it reminds me of the early “Dick and Jane” readers. On the back: “Absentee No. 217 G. & W. Co., N.Y.C. – Litho in U.S.A.”