Publishers of Holy Cards 1880 - present:

 

Benziger, Einsiedeln, Switzerland (c. 1880's-1900's)

Bouassee Lebel, Paris (c. 1880's-1930's)

L. Turgis, Paris, France (c. 1880's-1900's)

Verlag von Carl Mayer, Nurnberg, Germany (c. 1880-1900's)

Verlag von Serz, Nurnberg, Germany (c. 1890's-1900's)

Kuhlen & Gladbach, Germany (c. 1890's-1900's)

P.A. Kemper, Dayton OH (c. 1900's)

Bouassee Jeune, Paris (c. 1900's)

Bertarelli,  Milano (1896 -1930's)
    *merged with Santa Lega Eucaristica in the 30ties. SLE was bombed and destroyed by the Americans in 1943.

Boumard Fils, Paris, France (c. 1910's-30's)

Scuola Beato Angelico, Milan, Italy (c. 1930's-1970's) ** trademark looks like a fish

RHM (Roberto Hoesch-Milano), Italy (c. 1930's)

Kunsteverlag Beuron, Germany (c. 1930's)

GBB, Belgium

D.S. Co. (Diedrich Schaeffer), Germany

NB or NG (N.G. Basevi), Italy & USA (c. 1929)

M.H.W. Co.(M.H. Wiltzius), Milwaukee, WI

W.J.H. Co. or WH Litho (William J. Hirtin) NYC (1920's-40's)

Isola Art of NY, publisher, (circa 1930s, 1940s)

Solace Art Co., Brooklyn, NY (c. 1930's-50's)

Edward O'toole, NY

Barton-Cotton, Baltimore, MD (c. 1940's-60's)

Jeffries & Manz, Philadelphia, PA  (c. 1950's-present)

Berliner & McGinnis, Nevada City, CA (c. 1960's)

St. Leo Shop, Newport, RI (c. 1960's-70's)

DSP (Daughters of St. Paul), Boston, MA (c. 1950's-70's)

KG Co. (Krause, Gromer & Co.), Germany

AR (Reproducta), Italy & USA (1930's-present)

Favia-Bari, Italy (c. 1960's-present)

Fratelli Bonella, Italy (c. 1930's-present)

J.B. & Co. (John Brandi), USA (1970's-present)

Bridge Building Images, Burlington, VT (1986-present)

Roman Inc. & Allegiance Advantage, NYC - Saint G'lore (1990-1992)

Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD - Ade Bethune (1990-present)

Aziriah, Boca Raton, FL - Holy Traders (1994-present)

Ivie & Associates, Davenport IA - Heavenly Saints (1996-present)


Publishers of Bible Cards 1890 - Present:

These publishers provided the lithographed illustrations for many denomoninational bodies which in turn printed their own weekly lesson stories and questions on the backs of the cards.
 

 Harris & Jones, Providence, RI (c. 1889-1893)

 Providence Litho. Co., Providence, RI (c. 1893- evolved from Harris & Jones)

 W.A. Wilde & Co., Boston, MA (c. 1885-1916?)

 Joseph Lauber (c. 1897)
 

These publishers provided the illustrated card and the lessons:
 

 David C. Cook Publishing, Elgin, IL (c. 1879-1969)

 Standard Publishing Co., Cincinnati, OH (c. 1890-present)
 

The following modern trading cards are of bible characters and events:
 

 C&D International, Dallas, TX (1989)

RE-ED Inc. (1989)

 Jamison Services, West Plains, MO (1993)

 Youth Life Creations, Muncie, IN - Ancient Heroes (1994-present)

Northwestern Products, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (1996)

 Creative Communications for Parishes, St. Louis, MO (1996-present)

Bible Lesson Cards

Publisher information has been gleaned from actual cards collected by Brent Devitt and Dennis Myers. Abbreviations are the author's invention to simplify listings. Initial dates with a question mark indicate the year that volume numbers begin in a series, however no actual cards may have been collected yet. Ending dates with a question mark indicate that a card has been collected for that year but it is not known if the series continued without further collected material as proof.

Publishers of Harris, Jones/Providence Lithographs - In Order of First Publishing Dates

 Lithography by Harris & Jones from 1889-1896; Providence Litho Co. from April, 1896 on.

Little Pilgrim Lesson Pictures (LPILP) - Congregational Sunday-School And Publishing Society, Boston & Chicago (1889-?); Little Pilgrim Press, NY & Chicago (1905-1915?)

Berean Lesson Pictures (BLP) - Hunt & Eaton, NY; Cranston & Stowe, Cincinnati, OH (1889-March 1893); Hunt & Eaton, NY; Cranston & Curtis, Cincinnati, OH (April 1893- 1897); Eaton & Mains, NY; Curtis & Jennings, Cincinnati, OH (1897-1901?); Eaton & Mains, NY; Jennings & Pye, Cincinnati, OH (1901-1904); Eaton & Mains, NY; Jennings & Grahm, Cincinnati, OH (1905-1912); Methodist Book Concern, Cincinnati, OH; NY (1913-1927?); Methodist Book Concern, Nashville, TN (1927?-1941?)

Little Bible Lesson Pictures (LBLP) - Harris, Jones & Co. Providence, RI (1889-1946?)

Evangelical Lesson Cards (ELC) - Thomas & Mattil, Cleveland, OH (1889?-1902); Mattil & Lamb, Cleveland, OH (1902-1904); J.H. Lamb, Cleveland, OH (1904-1909?)

Bible School Picture Card (BSPC) - Methodist Protestant Board of Publication, Pittsburgh, PA (1898?-1920?)

Little People's Lesson Pictures (LPELP) - The American Sunday-School Union, Philadelphia & NY (1896-1916); Union Lesson Pictures (ULP), Philadelphia, PA (1917-1959?)

Kleine Lehrbilder aus der Bibel (KLB) - (1892?-1911?) Vol. 6 (1900), Vol. 16 (1908), Vol. 17 (1909), Vol. 23 (1911)

Pictorial Bible Lessons (PBL) - Presbyterian Committee of Publication, Richmond, VA (1893- 1932?)

Bible Pictures For Our Little Ones (BPFOLO) - United Brethren Publishing House, Dayton, OH (1889-1924?), W.J. Shuey, Agent Publisher (1889-1897)

Picture & Question (PQ) - American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA (1894-?)

Picture Lessons (PL) - American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA (1895?-1945?)

Christian Picture Lessons (CPL) - Christian Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO (1896-1903?)

Olivet Picture Cards (OPC) - Publishing House of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Nashville, TN (1897?-1932?)

Heidelberg Picture Card (HPC) - Sunday School Board of the Reformed Church In United States, Philadelphia, PA (1898?-1917?)

Our Bible Lesson Cards (OBLC) - C.P. Publishing House, Nashville, TN (1899-1906?)

Our Scripture Picture Cards (OSPC) - C.P. Publishing House, Nashville, TN (1901?-1905); The Christian Publishing Association, Dayton, OH (1906-1925?)

Westminster Lesson Cards (WLC) - Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work, Philadelphia, PA (1902-1928?)

Bible Teacher Lesson Card (BTLC) - United Presbyterian Board of Publication, Pittsburgh, PA (1906-1909?)

Light And Life Lesson Pictures (LLLP) W.B. Rose, Chicago, IL (1908-1916?)

Group Little Bible Lesson Pictures (GLBLP) - Harris, Jones & Co., Providence, RI (1915?-1945?), Primary Bible Lesson Cards (PBLC) Religious Press, Providence, RI (1946-1947?)

Picture Talks For Little Ones (PTFLO) - Union Gospel Press, Cleveland, OH (1916?-1938); Our Bible Picture Talks (OBPT) - Gospel Union Press, Cleveland, OH (1938-1954?)

Acme Picture Lesson Cards (APLC) - Free Will Baptist Press, Ayden, NC (1919?-1953?)

Picture Lessons for Our Little Ones (PLFOLO) - Gospel Trumpet Co., Anderson, IN (1922?-1929?)

Bible Picture Card (BPC) - The Methodist Publishing House, Pierce & Washabaugh, Nashville, TN (1942?-1960?)

David C. Cook Publisher - Series & Dates

 

Illuminated Lessons (IL) (1879?-1894?)

Lesson Picture Cards (LPC) -(1895?-1931?)

Primary Lesson Picture Card (PLPC) - (1935-1936?)

Beginners Lesson Picture Card (BLPC) - (1904-1936?)

Sunday School Lesson Picture Cards (SSLPC) - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA (1907?-1923?)

Bible Picture Cards (BPCs) - (1942?-1959?)
 

Other Lithographers & Publishers - Publishing Dates

 

Little People's Lesson Pictures (LPELP) - The American Sunday-School Union, Philadelphia, PA & NY (1891-1895)

Picture Lessons (PL) - American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA (1881?-1893?)

Picture Lesson Cards (PLCs) -The Sunday School Board of Southern Baptist Convention (1914?-1931?)

Bible Teacher Lesson Card (BTLC) - United Presbyterian Board of Publication, Pittsburgh, PA (1881?-1905) (1910?-1927?)

Little One's Quarterly (LOQ) - W.A. Wilde & Co., Boston, MA (1885?-1916?)

Westminster Lesson Card (WLC) - Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work, Philadelphia, PA (1894-1901)

Picture And Question (PAQ) - American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA (1894?-1895?)

Reformed Lesson Card (RLC) - Board of Publication, Reformed Church In America (Jos. Lauber, Litho.) (1897 only)

Standard Primary Quarterly (SPQ) - Standard Publishing Co., Cincinnati, OH (1899?-1916?); Standard Picture Lesson Card (SPLC) - (1916?-1933?)

Sunrays (S) - The General Council Publication House, Philadelphia, PA (1900?-1919?) Sonnenfrahlen (Sg) - (1900?-1918?)

Illustrated Text Cards (ITC) - David C. Cook & Swedish Sunday School Society (1905?-1915)

Concordia Primary Leaflets (CPL) - Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO (1910-1917?); Concordia Sunday School Lessons (CSSL) - (1921?-?)

Bible Story Lesson Pictures (BSLP) - Eden Publishing House, St. Louis, MO (1915?-1917?)

Old Testament Picture Lesson Picture Cards (OTPLC) - Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, MN

Tiny Tots' Bible Pictures (TTBP) - Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO

Gospel Lesson Pictures (GLP) - Gospel Advocate Co. (1927?-1948?)

Picture Lesson Cards (PLCg) - Gospel Publishing House, Springfield, MO (1939-1941?); Primary Picture Cards (?1952-?)

Beginners' Lesson Pictures (BLP2) - Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN (1942 - ?)

Higley Picture Lesson Cards (HPLC) - Lambert Huffman Publishers, Winona Lake, IN (1952?-1963?)
 

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