The Christian Herald, 1901. Cover illustration of Chilkoot Pass caravan, Klondike

The Christian Herald, 1901. Cover illustration of Chilkoot Pass caravan, Klondike

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Talmage, T. De Witt [editor]. The Christian Herald, August 21, 1901. Cover illustration of Chilkoot Pass caravan, Klondike. New York: Louis Klopsch, 1901. First Edition. [9580]

Complete 20 pp. issue, 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Removed from a bound volume, complete and intact. Faint horizontal crease at center. Good. Original wraps.

Cover illustrations in b/w of The Great Human Caravan Crossing the Chilkoot Pass to the Klondike, with smaller photos of raising the American flag in the gold fields and of the First Marriage in First Methodist Episcopal Church at Dawson.

Other matter in this issue includes The Red Men's Prairie Tabernacle (illustrated) Saddle Mountain Camp, Oklahoma; A Visit to a Kurdish Chief's Bride, by Dr. Hannah Joseph; Drought Prolongs China's Famine; The Gateway to the Land of Gold (illustrated) - Journey from Skagway to Dawson; etc.

The Christian Herald (1878-1992) was he American edition of the London Christian Herald and Signs of Our Times, founded by Joseph Spurgeon, a cousin of Charles H. Spurgeon. It was issued weekly and offered a combination of inspirational material and serious doctrinal and theological pieces. Thomas De. Witt Talmage was editor from 1890 to 1902. The Herald championed missionary work, both at home and abroad, and the publication made a significant positive impact on The Bowery Mission in New York City. Each issue contains a sermon by Talmage and an item by Margaret E. Sangster.