|1918||American Latvian Baptist Literary Society||Immigrant press||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.|
|1902||Amerikas Latvietis||Immigrant press||Amerikas Latweetis (Amerikas Latvietis, American Latvian) was published in Philadelphia from 1902-1905.|
|1941||Anniversary program from 1941||Latvian Baptist Young People's Society of Philadelphia||On Oct. 19, 1941, the Latvian Baptist Young People's Society of Philadelphia marked its 41st anniversary with a program that included spiritual songs and messages. Although no location is listed for the event, it may have taken place in the Latvian Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Afterward, a gathering took place at a private home.|
|ca. 1916||Baptists play baseball||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 ca. 1916.|
|1918||Drauga Balss||Immigrant press||The December 15, 1918, issue of Drauga Balss (A Friend's Voice). Published in New York, the periodical replaced Jaunā Tēvija as the voice of Latvian Baptists in North America. Initially it was edited by the Rev. John Birseneek of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Krišjānis Nātre of New York.|
|1910||Drawing of the First Lettish Baptist Church, Philadelphia||Latvian Baptists in Philadelphia||A drawing of the First Lettish Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, published in the April 28, 1910, edition of the Rīga-based periodical Avots. The building at 855 Preston Street was a two-story house that the congregation began using in 1910 but quickly outgrew. The illustration was created by J.W. Celms.|
|1916||Filadelfijas latviešu baptistu jauniešu biedrība||Latvian Baptists in Philadelphia||A photographic postcard featuring 71 members of the Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society, plus the Rev. Peter Buschman (Pēteris Bušmanis), 1916.|
|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.