1875 Print: Moody Preaching At Brooklyn Rink; Great Revival & Crusade; Sankey For Sale“Mr. Moody Preaching
in the Brooklyn Rink”Illustrated Christian Weekly
1875This is a wood-engraved single sheet only which is over 135 years old! It was published in the Nov. 6, 1875, issue of The Illustrated Christian Weekly. It measures 11 x 16 inches in size and is in Fine condition. It presents a scene from a great revival meeting conducted by the legendary evangelists Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey. The print will be accompanied by a photocopy of a related article which appeared elsewhere in the same issue of the Weekly. Titled “The Brooklyn Rink,” it is over 13 column inches of text, and says in part:“The Brooklyn Rink . . . is a large and commodious brick building . . . . two hundred feet in depth . . . with a lofty ceiling supported by semi-circular arches, giving it the appearance of a section of an enormous tunnel, which is skilfully broken up by various artistic devices, the whole lighted by some six hundred gas-jets. Eighty gaslit globes . . . back of the platform, from the front of which rise two gigantic chandeliers of seventy globes each, giving the whole, when lighted, an effect which must be seen to be appreciated.“Around the sides . . . is a raised platform . . . capable of seating comfortably about fifteen hundred persons. The centre or body of the house is the flat, formerly used for skating . . . . We should judge three thousand people could occupy it with ease.“The platform has seats for two hundred and fifty ministers and two hundred and fifty singers, who are to constitute the choir, under the direction of Mr. Sankey, so that there is ample seating accommodation for five thousand, while another thousand may gain admission.“Each person in the body of the house will have an unobstructed view of the platform and speaker. . . .“The Rink is situated on Clermont avenue, about 300 feet from Myrtle avenue, and is easy of access by the cars of several lines of horse-railroads. . . .“It will not be the first time Mr. Moody has been heard in the building . . . . We trust that the walls of the Rink will witness the ingathering of a vast multitude of precious souls to the fold of Christ, as a result of his appeals and labors. . . .” Etc.(This is a rather rare print. Vintage prints from The Illustrated Christian Weekly are much less common than those from Harper's Weekly or Frank Leslie's / HANDLING TERMS: Add a flat $ 3.95 for delivery anywhere in the U.S. by First Class Mail. Pennsylvania residents add 6% tax. International shipping is $9.95 to Canada, or $15.95 to other foreign countries. I normally mail items within 24 hours of receiving payment. All items are returnable for a full refund if the buyer is unsatisfied for any reason.
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