International Bible Students Association [c1925]

Descriptive Object

Framed photograph of a crowd in front of an IBSA Worship Hall, probably in Old Town. The exact date of the photo is unclear. However, the International Bible Students Association would become the Jehovah Witnesses in 1931, so the photo predates that year. Also, there is a reference in chalk to a lecture on Sunday, Aug. 19 next to the door. Given that the photo was clearly taken during the Interbellum period, that would put the year the photo was taken at either 1923 or 1928. An odd feature of the photo is a tent with an (improvised) sign "Old Town Casket Company, Old Town, Me". No casket company by that name is known to have existed. The photo is signed, but the signature is illegible.