|1922||Insurance map, West Philadelphia, 1922||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||James Yunag's military draft registration||Latvian Baptists in West Philadelphia||James Yunag's military draft registration James Frederick Yunag's military draft registration, dated June 5, 1917, shows that he claimed exemption from the draft because of his religious faith.|
|1913-1917||Jaunā Tēvija||Immigrant press||Jaunā Tēvija (The New Homeland) was an illustrated monthly for Latvian-Americans that was published by Andrejs J. Fūrmanis (Andrew J. Fuhrman) beginning in September 1913. The journal was religious (Baptist) and nationalist in tone. Its editorial office originally was at 787 North Preston St., Philadelphia, but as of the October 1915 issue it moved to Bradley Beach, N.J.
Until February 1916, the cover of the magazine featured a stylized "Jaunā Tēvija" title floating above an image of the Statue of Liberty shining a beam of light from its torch onto a passenger ship named "Baltija" as it steams toward a dock, where a standing Uncle Sam waits with outstretched arms. With the February 1916 issue (which also saw a change from the glossy covers of earlier issues), a stylized title remained, but now it floated above a pair of images drawn by Gustavs Aboltiņš. In one, on the left side of the cover, the sun rises on what can be assumed to be a scene in Latvia, while on the right side a young woman reads Jaunā Tēvija.
|1930||Jaunais Līdumnieks||Immigrant Press|
|1934||Kristīgs Draugs||Immigrant press||Kristīgs Draugs was one of several periodicals produced by Latvian Baptist immigrants in Brazil. The monthly, which included the supplements Rīta Rasa and Jaunais Līdumnieks, began publication at Palma in 1931 under the editorship of Jānis Inķis. The publication reached readers in the United States and Latvia, among other locations. Pictured is the cover of the January 1934 issue.|
|ca. 1900||Kurmin (Kurmiņš) family in Russia||Latvian Baptists in Philadelphia||The Kurmin (Kurmiņš) family poses for a portrait, likely while still living in Russia. Pictured are Bertha, Tillie (Otilija), mother Leotte (née Petelowetz), father David, Robert, and Adolph.|
|ca. 1920||Latvian Baptist men horsing around||Bucks County||Latvian Baptist men horsing around Latvian Baptists in Bucks County A group of Latvian Baptists pose for a photographer as they display a variation on a human pyramid. The image likely was made in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the early 1920s.|
|ca. 1910||Library rules, Philadelphia||Library||Rules for use of the Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society's library, housed in the First Lettish Baptist Church, 855 Preston Street. Patrons could check out up to two books at a time and had to return them in two weeks' time. Photographed by Andris Straumanis.|
|1917||Martin Treyan's military draft registration||Latvian Baptists in West Philadelphia||Martin Treyan's military draft registration card, submitted June 5, 1917, shows his place of birth as Sakkenhausen, Russia, which today is Saka Parish in Latvia. At the time he registered, Treyan was employed as a carpenter in Chester, Pennsylvania.|
|ca. 1920||Notice of meeting||Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society||To remind members to attend, the Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society sent them notices of meetings such as this one. The text stressed the importance of participation. Photograph by Andris Straumanis.|