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This is a portrait of Reverend Charles Monroe Sheldon, pastor of Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. In the fall of 1896, Reverend Sheldon introduced a sermon story entitled "In His Steps or What Jesus Would Do." It was published in a weekly religious magazine from Chicago, and the response from readers was incredible and soon it was out in book form. Sales were spectacular. Some 20 other publishers discovered the story as it appeared serially and they too offered it in book form, without compensation to Sheldon since the stories were never copyrighted. In addition to his book, Sheldon started Tennesseetown kindergarten for African-American children.
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Item Number: 214159
Call Number: B Sheldon, Charles *8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214159
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Religion - Ministers
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Congregational
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 9: Kansas Progresses into a New Century
Date - 1890s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Sheldon, Charles Monroe, 1857-1946
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917
Type of Material - Photographs