Mattie G. Allison, Evangelist. [caption title of photograph; offered with a second photograph of another woman preacher]
Cabinet card photograph of Methodist evangelist Mattie G. Allison (?–1932), ordained minister and pastor of several churches in Missouri. The full-length stdio portrait shows Allison holding a Bible and in a preacher’s pose. Based in Blairstown, she held pastorates in Syracuse, Passaic, Butler, Drexel, Climax Springs, Holden, and Warrensburg. She also held revival services in Kansas City.
Offered with Allison’s photograph is the portrait of another woman evangelist, unidentified, in a pose identical to Allison. Her photograph was taken in one of the towns where Allison was pastor.
Description: Mattie G. Allison, Evangelist. [caption title of photograph; offered with a second photograph of another woman preacher]
[Likely Missouri. c.1890s–1900s] and Syracuse, Mo.: C.H. Sherman, [c. 1890s–1900s]. Two cabinet photographs. Each 6½ x 4¼ inches overall; the former with an inscription on verso: “for Lucy”. Light surface abrasions to each, else Very Good.
Ref. “Obituary. Mrs. Mattie G. Allison Hickman” in Sedalia Weekly Democrat, December 2, 1932 (Sedalia, Missouri), p2.