Material History of American Religion Project

Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943

Sunday School
Howard Hollem
June 1944
Brooklyn, New York

The convention of portraying children’s religious activities became all the more popular when fascism threatened the “American Way of Life.” Families were encouraged to support the war effort in order to make sure that the future would be a time when children everywhere could practice their faith without fear.

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