The Angel Gabriel Riot 1854 - Street preaching had become common in Brooklyn & had been the cause of considerable discussions. On Sunday, June 4, 1854, a Methodist street preacher held open air services at 6pm, on the corner of Smith & Atlantic streets. & 2,000, accompanied by police, crossed the Catharine Ferry to attend the service. & were loudly hissed from the sidewalk by a large number of Irishmen & stones & missiles were thrown down from the windows & roofs of the houses, injuring…

The Angel Gabriel Riot 1854 - Street preaching had become common in Brooklyn & had been the cause of considerable discussions. On Sunday, June 4, 1854, a Methodist street preacher held open air services at 6pm, on the corner of Smith & Atlantic streets. & 2,000, accompanied by police, crossed the Catharine Ferry to attend the service. & were loudly hissed from the sidewalk by a large number of Irishmen & stones & missiles were thrown down from the windows & roofs of the houses, injuring…

An image of street preaching in front of the Bedford Street Mission, from the 1860 book, Sorrow’s Circuit

An image of street preaching in front of the Bedford Street Mission, from the 1860 book, Sorrow’s Circuit

Booth urging sinners to repent. Booth preached in naphtha-lit tents on disused burial grounds (shown here), haylofts, rooms behind a pigeon shop—anywhere to fulfill his famous words, “Go for souls and go for the worst!”

Booth urging sinners to repent. Booth preached in naphtha-lit tents on disused burial grounds (shown here), haylofts, rooms behind a pigeon shop—anywhere to fulfill his famous words, “Go for souls and go for the worst!”

John Wesley Preaching in the Streets. He brought the Gospel to the working classes, the poor and wretched.

John Wesley Preaching in the Streets. He brought the Gospel to the working classes, the poor and wretched.

St. John preaching to the multitude - Italian School

St. John preaching to the multitude - Italian School

The last revival meeting conducted by Evan Roberts in Anglesey, 4 July 1905

"I went to a mount, and spake to as many people as came unto me. They were upwards of two hundred. Blessed be God that I have now broken the ice! I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields." ~ George Whitfield writing about his first time open air / street preaching

"I went to a mount, and spake to as many people as came unto me. They were upwards of two hundred. Blessed be God that I have now broken the ice! I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields." ~ George Whitfield writing about his first time open air / street preaching

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Unknown photographer, Billy the Kid (1879–80), tintype portrait, $2,300,000, June 2011, Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction #sakecoltrane

Unknown photographer, Billy the Kid (1879–80), tintype portrait, $2,300,000, June 2011, Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction #sakecoltrane

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