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Latvian Baptists in Bucks County
Latvian Baptists pose for a group photograph in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, during a gathering in 1925. The home was that of Juris and Jūlija Burse (George and Julia Burse), one of the first Latvian settlers in the Applebachsville area.
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American Latvian Baptist Literary Society
Participants pose for a photograph during the annual conference of the American Latvian Baptist Literary Society (Amerikas Latviešu Baptistu Literariskā Biedrība), which took place Sept. 27-28, 1918, in Philadelphia. Pictured left to right are (first row) J. Kvietiņš and Fr. Blumbergs; (second row) Kr. Nātre, P. Bušmanis, J.A. Blumbergs, J. Birzenieks, D. Birzenieks, A. Demberg, K.A. Karolis, H. Lagsdons, and M. Trejans; (third row) D. Kurmiņš, R.J. Monsons, E. Redowitz, H. Egle, J.F. Yunags, F. Ofgants, A.R. Dravnieks, P. Blooms, W. Konsuls, and J. Brakmans; (fourth row) F. Egle, A. Bernhardts, A. Pinkuls, Kr. Sproģis, and D. Blooms.
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Immigrant press
The first issue of Amerikas Latweetis (Amerikas Latvietis) featured on its front page a poem by the Latvian Baptist writer Krišjānis Nātre. The periodical was published in Philadelphia from 1902-1905.
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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.
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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.
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Music
A photograph published in the August 15, 1927, issue of Kristīga Balss shows the brass orchestra of the Boston Latvian Baptist Congregation. In the back row, the man standing third from the left was identified as orchestra director A. Hansons.
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Bucks County Latvian Baptist Church
The Bucks County Latvian Baptist Church, located at the village of Applebachsville, Pennsylvania, was completed in 1933. The congregation was founded in 1913.
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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.
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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.
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Latvian Baptists
A photographic postcard featuring 71 members of the Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society, plus the Rev. Peter Buschman (Pēteris Bušmanis), 1916.