Epworth League

Epworth League Convention

Toronto, July 1897

From Wikipedia, “The Epworth League was an organization of the young people of the Methodist Episcopal church formed in 1889 at Cleveland, Ohio by the combination of five young people's organizations then existing. The purpose of the league was the promotion of intelligent and vital piety among the young people of the church. The League existed in both the Northern and Southern branches of the Methodist Episcopal denomination and also in the Methodist church of Canada.”

The Epworth League Convention was held in Toronto from July 15th through 18th, 1897.

Note the similar design used for the Victorian-Era Exposition of August & September of the same year, pictured on the next page.

Below, the reverse of the card

with a 1¢ Jubilee stamp, not mailed

Above and below, a copy postmarked July 17, 1897 from Toronto to Watseka, Illinois, USA

The card below has been used February 11, 1898 from

  1. Kent & Sons, Jewelers, in Toronto to Mr. C.B. Allison in Picton, Ontario

Below, the reverse of the card showing a 1¢ Jubilee stamp with

a Toronto Flag A cancel dated February 11, 1898.

Above and below, a copy postally used July 17, 1897 during the convention

The third Annual Epworth League Convention was held July 15–18 1897 in Toronto

Below, the cover of the souvenir program from the convention

The program is filled with local history, adds from local businesses and information on the convention. It was published by Methodist Book and Publishing House, 33 Richmond Street West. Half tone images in the program were prepared by the GRIP Company, Designers and Engravers, 26 and 28 Adelaide Street West, Toronto.