23rd Biennial Convention of the Luther League of America, 1941


Description
Creator:
Denton Photo, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Panoramic photographs
Description:
Black and white panoramic group photograph of men, women and children gathered in front of a church in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. They are attending the 23rd biennial convention of the Luther League of America held in July 1941. Some of the children are wearing white robes. Two men at the back of the crowd are holding a banner with the words "Welcome Intermediate Rally". On the far left a boy wearing a black robe is holding a Luther Rose banner.
Notes:
The Luther League of America's 23rd biennial convention was held in Kitchener, Ontario, July 3-7, 1941. More than 1,000 delegates attend the youth conference. The convention was hosted by the Luther League of Canada, one of the synodical Leagues composing the Luther League of America.

Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is one of five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, consisting of more than 200 member congregations and 78,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In July 1861 the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada (Canada Synod) was organized by the former Canadian Conference of the Pittsburgh Synod. In 1867 the Canada Synod helped organize the General Council. In 1908 the Central Canada Synod organized as a result of English activity of the General Council. In 1918 both synods became part of the United Lutheran Church in America. In 1925 the Canada Synod and the Central Canada Synod merged, retaining the name Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada (Canada Synod). In 1962 the Canada Synod reorganized as the Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, comprised of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and most of Ontario. In 1985 the Eastern Canada Synod withdrew from the Lutheran Church in America to join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. In 1986 the new church began to function officially, retaining its membership in the Lutheran Council in Canada.
Inscriptions:
Front, on photograph: Luther League of America - 23rd Biennial Convention / Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, July 1941

Front, photographer's seal: Denton Photo / Kitchener / Ont
Date of Original:
July 1941
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 65cm
Image Height: 16cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
LSPH186
Collection:
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes:
S100 Disc7
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23rd Biennial Convention of the Luther League of America, 1941


Black and white panoramic group photograph of men, women and children gathered in front of a church in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. They are attending the 23rd biennial convention of the Luther League of America held in July 1941. Some of the children are wearing white robes. Two men at the back of the crowd are holding a banner with the words "Welcome Intermediate Rally". On the far left a boy wearing a black robe is holding a Luther Rose banner.