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1943-03-00-DraugaVests.jpg
Immigrant press
The front cover of the March 1943 issue of Drauga Vēsts, a Latvian Baptist magazine published 1942-1947 in New York and edited by Kārlis Purgailis. The special issue in English promoted the Baltic states during World War II.
1942-08-23-NY-DraugaVests.jpg
Immigrant press
The front page of the August 23, 1942, issue of Drauga Vēsts, newsletter of the First Latvian Baptist Church of New York. Editor of the newsletter was Kārlis Purgailis.
1941-04-00-NY-Dzimtene.jpg
Immigrant press
First page of the April 1941 issue of Dzimtene, a Latvian Baptist newsletter published in New York. The issue features a drawing of the Latvian poet Jānis Rainis (Jānis Pliekšāns), three of his poems, and a short biography.
1916-00-00-PA-IHRCA-YouthSociety.jpg
Latvian Baptists
A photographic postcard featuring 71 members of the Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society, plus the Rev. Peter Buschman (Pēteris Bušmanis), 1916.
2017-09-01-NY-RochesterSem.jpg
Rochester Theological Seminary
All that is left of the former campus of the Rochester Theological Seminary, 300 Alexander Street is now home to upscale apartments. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a number of Latvian Baptist immigrants studied here.
1920-05-31-BR-Grauds.jpg
Immigrant press
The cover of the May 31, 1920, edition of Grauds, a small periodical published from 1919-1920 in Nova Odesa, Brazil, for Latvian Baptist immigrants. The editor and publisher was J. Kudrin.
HHS Fall 2011.pdf
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
The fall 2011 edition of Haycock Historical News, the newsletter of the Haycock Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The lead story is a history of the Latvians of Haycock Township, including the Bucks County Latvian Baptist Church. It was written by Ralf W. Augstroze.
1922-00-00-PA-SanbornMap-1354.jpg
West Philadelphia
A page from Insurance maps of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Vol.14, 1922, created by the Sanborn Map Company of New York. The specific page 1354 shows a section of Ward 24 in West Philadelphia where many Latvian Baptist immigrants lived in the early 20th century. At the southeast corner of Preston and Ogden streets is the Lettish Baptist Church.
1917-06-05-Yunag-Draft.jpg
Latvian Baptists in West Philadelphia
James Frederick Yunag's military draft registration, dated June 5, 1917, shows that he claimed exemption from the draft because of his religious faith.
1916-00-00-PA-JaunaTevija.jpg
Immigrant press
Several issues of the Latvian Baptist periodical Jaunā Tēvija (1913-1917) photographed at the New York Public Library. The periodical initially was published in Philadelphia, later in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.