[Immigration:] 1907 Rally Day. Our Fatherland. [cover title]
“What do we mean by ‘Our Fatherland?’ The land in which our fathers dwelt, and which we have received from them”
Religious order of service or liturgical celebration for recently arrived immigrants to the United States and those in the church who welcome and support them published by the Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work. The service comprised several hymns (here presented with lyrics and music, including My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America)), readings from the Bible, singing by the school, brief addresses and reports, a benediction, and, most notably the “Superintendent’s Words.”
The latter feature is a formal question and answer dialogue between the “Leader” and the “School” on such themes immigration, the needs of “foreigners,” colportage, Sabbath-school work, and fundraising to support this outreach: “Rally Day shall be ‘exclusively set aside as a day for special presentation of the great work among foreigners in America…” (p7) Half tone illustrations show immigrant children and a “Religious service in the Bohemian language on the immigration pier.”
Description: [Immigration:] 1907 Rally Day. Our Fatherland. [cover title]
Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work, c. 1906–1910. 11, pp. 9 x 6 inches. Illustrated, color printed self-wrappers. Half tones; music and lyrics. Some minor erosion to upper wrapper along spine; Very Good.