Pasadena, Cal. Published by his Father, Rev. Charles Taylor, 1917. First edition. 8vo, original drab cloth, black lettering, 80 pages. Frontis portrait. [With:] Four promotional pictures postcards of the young Charles Forbes Taylor. [With:] A pictorial portrait ticket for a two-house lecture from Charles Forbes Taylor at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. [With:] A promotional 12-page pamphlet, Program of Evangelistic Campaign Conducted by the Rev. Charles Taylor and his Son Charles Francis Taylor, Boy Preacher, Age 14, of England, Known as the Boy Moody and Sankey. [With:] Two promotional programs for the boy evangelist. [With:] Miscellaneous newspaper clippings relating to Charles Francis Taylor, including a brief notice with the charming headline, “ ‘No Sissy,’ Says Boy Preacher: Swings Fists Like Boxer to Prove Claim.” [With:] A 1914 church service program for the Euclid Ave. Baptist Church in Cleveland, one of Taylor’s home churches in the United States, seemingly without reference to Taylor. Some wear and occasional mustiness; occasional offset from old clippings; overall in very good condition. Item #18071
“The methods used by Mr. Taylor are simple and straightforward. The audience is not asked to do embarrassing things.” A fine example of the promotional machinery behind the religious-entertainment career of a Baptist boy evangelist—a nice handful of material, with some visual interest, relating to Charles Forbes Taylor (1899-1994), born in Staffordshire, naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1914, and credited in one promotional program here as the “Youngest Ordained Minister in America.”.