BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
On April 4th, 1903, Minnie Buckingham, was given a copy of Harper's Second Reader. Eight year old, Minnie lived in Oakley, Illinois. Tucked in the book were two religious cards, published quarterly at 10 cents per year, or 2 1/2 cents a quarter. The cards, produced by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in Nashville, Tennessee in April and October 1914, were designed to teach New Testament stories to children. In 1914, the Protestant Methodist church still used the title of Methodist "Episcopal". The use of "South"in the church's title reflects the split between northern and southern congregations at the onset of the American Civil War. How these trading cards found their way into the 1903 reader of Minnie Buckingham is not known.