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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.
0000-00-00-PA-IHRCA-Baseball.jpg
Latvian Baptists in West Philadelphia
A group of men, most likely members of the First Lettish Baptist Church in Philadelphia, play a game of baseball.
1920-00-00-PA-SundaySchool.jpg
Latvian Baptists in Philadelphia
The Sunday School of the First Lettish Baptist Church of Philadelphia poses in 1925 for a photograph outside the meeting house at the corner of Preston and Ogden streets in West Philadelphia. The image also was reproduced on the cover of the September 15, 1925, edition of Kristīga Balss, a Baptist semi-monthly periodical published in Latvia.
0000-00-00-PA-IHRCA-Peter&Valia.jpg
Peter Buschman
The Rev. Peter and Valia Buschman (Pēteris and Valija Bušmanis) pose for a photograph, ca. 1924. Valia was Peter's second wife. They had one daughter, Camille.
0000-00-00-PA-IHRCA-Baptism.jpg
Latvian Baptists
A photograph of the Rev. Peter Buschman (Pēteris Bušmanis) baptizing an unidentified person in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1916. Bucks County, a rural area north of Philadelpia, developed into a "colony" for Latvian Baptists.
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.