Eearly American Baha’i history .. Wall Street and the Faith‏

Wall Street Journal of Tuesday 22, September 2009, and the information regarding the Number 9 (tiny) leaflet produced by Roy Wilhelm for Martha Root’s voyages, at the time

Eearly American Baha’i history!

… Wall Street …. one of the early American Bahá’ís, Roy Wilhelm (Hand of the Cause) who had a coffee brokerage, moved his business onto Wall Street around 1908. It was the illustrious inventor of the Dodge Motor Car, a NY Baha’i, Arthur P. Dodge, who introduced Roy to the Baha’i Faith in 1901 upon his return from pilgrimage to meet with ‘Abdu’l Baha. It was later Roy who printed the famous little “Number 9” tiny teaching booklets for our foremost Hand of the Cause of God Martha Root. They are indeed tiny, but Martha needed a lot of them in her small suitcases ….

photo this morning from page A25 of the Wall St. Journal, Tuesday Sept 22, 2009.  The article is called Taxes, Depression, and Current Troubles by Arthur B. Laffer. It is of a breadline in the Depression in 1930 NYC.  From both sides the men are filing into an open door flanked by two signs. On the left “BAHAI fellowship.” On the right:  “Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind


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