The earliest Bibles were illustrated, so when postcards came along, it was a natural extension. Such cards have been produced in every language and in every country where the Bible is read. Here are cards from two American series, Pilgrim Press and G-A Novelty of New York, which show the diversity of the stories illustrated.
In 1909, a male and female kidnapping team took Billy Whitla out of school and demanded a $10,000 reward. It’s good that most criminals aren’t smart people. It makes them easy to capture; they were arrested only miles away the next day. The boy was returned to his family, but the story still has a sad ending.