First United Methodist Church Searcy AR. Old post card.

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First United Methodist Church Searcy AR congregation

Another treasure from Anita Hart Fuller's collection of pictures.

This seems to be a post card with the congregation of First United Methodist Church posing in front of the historic church.  There is no date on it so we'd have to guess at the date.  The church windows seem different from the windows today but the card was in the collection of Corinne Hart's.  Corinne Hart lived to be about 100 and knew so much about Searcy AR and lived so much of Searcy's history.  Anita shares some of those pictures with us.

I'd like for you to do what I did......save this picture and enlarge it so that more detail is visible.  I notice that almost every lady had on a hat.  And no doubt about it, EVERY female had on a skirt or dress and the styles were all about the same length.  I seem to remember that fashion each year dictated skirt length and a mother might find herself having to change the length of her last year's dresses.  The men have on ties with only a few without the suit coat.

Enjoy this historic scene!  Thanks, Anita, for sharing.

 

 

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Fred Griffin
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    Judging from the clothes and the hairstyles, I would say late 1940's to mid 1950's.   

     The name "United Methodist Church" came into being in the year 1968, when the Methodist Episcopal Church merged with the United Brethren Church. I assume that this church at the time of the photo was either called the Methodist Church or the Methodist Episcopal Church.

     What a great photo!

May 19, 2018 02:27 PM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Fred, I think you are probably right and I agree that this is a great postcard.

May 19, 2018 03:11 PM #2
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Harold Gene Sullivan

My family was very active in the Methodist church in the 1940s and 1950s. Any time the church doors opened we were there, Sunday morning service, Sunday evening service and Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting. I hated the evening services as there were seldom any other kids there then.

I would place the date of the picture in the 1920s or 1930s, both from the style of women's clothes and the fact that I knew everyone in the church in the late 1940s and early 1950s. I don't recognize anyone in the picture

May 19, 2018 03:35 PM #3
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you for sharing another great post card Barbara S. Duncan 

May 19, 2018 05:02 PM #4
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Don Thompson
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Let's see if I can joggle Harolds image memory with the suggestion that two of the youngsters in the front row left are Julliane Rand and her Brother Kenny.

Anita agrees with me. They would be about 8 so the year would be 1946.

I also think the photograph would be more typical of the late 40's.

 

May 19, 2018 06:01 PM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Harold Gene and Don, is their a possibility that this could be some other church rather than the one in Searcy?  With none of you recognizing any of the people, it seems strange.  Possibly there were more churches with this design around the country???

May 20, 2018 05:39 AM #6
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There's no question in my mind or otherwise that this isn't the First Methodist Church in Searcy, AR!

To prove it, it took a pic of the real church and overlayed it on the blog pic using a transparent overlay mode. Here's the alligned pic and a slightly skewed pic.

 

Barbara, you make me work hard to prove a point.

May 20, 2018 09:13 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, are you saying is IS or it ISN'T?  Reading your first sentence is confusing.

May 20, 2018 09:28 AM #8
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The sign in the lower right corner just above the heads of the back row appears to read "Methodist Church".

May 20, 2018 10:37 AM #9
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