Illustration of two blue birds facing each other on a branch in front of a yellow and blue background with red flowers and blue text
THE LUTHERAN PUBLICATION SOCIETY
PHILA., NEW YORK CHICAGO PITTSBURGH
HEADQUARTERS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHURCH SUPPLIES
The Lutheran Publication Society was initially founded by Illinois minister Tuve Hasselquist and served as a publishing house for Swedish books, hymnals, and Lutheran works. In 1859, its headquarters moved to Chicago, but was badly damaged by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Minnesota Posten—Lutheran Publication Society’s periodical—first got off the ground in the 1850s by publishing church-related articles. Over time, the Minnesota Posten became secular and included political news in its pages. It is likely that this award was presented to children attending Sunday School on their birthday.
Olson, E. W. (1917). The Swedish element in Illinois: Survey of the past seven decades. Swedish-American Biographical Association.