Rare group of six cabinet photographs all presumably originating from the same period, i.e. the Northfield Conference of 1885.
It was in that year that A. T. Pierson first addressed D. L. Moody's conference, a hybrid between the Keswick Convention and a Camp-Meeting held on a sprawling Massachusetts estate.
During the conference, Pierson called on the global church to launch a true mission to reach the entire world with the Gospel. He immediately afterward published his Crisis of Missions, and then spoke to a group of college students again at Northfield. There, 100 of them volunteered to become missionaries and the Student Volunteer Movement was born.
The five cabinet photographs, not reproduced elsewhere that I can locate, include one showing A. T. Pierson and others by one of the camping tents at Northfield. It appears to include some of the Moody boys as well. Another shows a group of largely ladies around a table, possibly with Emma R. Moody at the back of the table. Then one of the large speaking tent, one of the main Northfield building, and one of the road leading to Northfield.
All in very good condition. A wonderful grouping.