Brethren Archive
Monday December 5, 2016

Gospel Vehicles

Some while ago a brother who had visited the website and seen my interest in Victorian gospel work, got in contact about a collection he has built up of several thousand photographs, postcards etc of 'Gospel Vehicles', from the Victorian era to the present day. Many books I have retell stories of this type of evangelism in days gone by, people whose whole life sometimes was just to travel around in one of these carts, maybe selling Bibles to pay expenses but with the sole intention of spreading the Word. Anyway the brother kindly shared with me a few scans I could use for the website. Would love to get more of these type of pictures!

 

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["Christ Our Life" Photographic black & white card of travelling preachers postcard]

 

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[Evangelism CARAVAN Probably at BEDFORD Unglazed Real Photograph 1905]

 

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[Evangelists prepare their 'gospel caravan' for a meeting  in Chesham. Early 20th century.]

 

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[Gospel Wagon, C Taylor]

 

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[Gospel Van]

 

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[Swindon, 1918]

 

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[The Gospel Van, Birkenhead, England, 1894]

 

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Comments:
Lance said ...
Thank you Tom
Fascinating - I see some have the preachers names
L
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 : 20:34
jeff said ...
Thanks for sharing these pictures of Gospel vehicles. I was raised in an assembly of Bible believers who got their start from a brother that was saved at a tent meeting in Oakland, California. The evangelist was Harry Ironside, a prominent Plymouth Brethren. The brother I referred to went by the name of Nels Thompson who designed his car and coach with Gospel verses lettered in Old Gothic style. Check out the website www.gospelsigns.org and you can see the cars I grew up with from the 30's through the 80's.
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 : 23:49


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