New Photos and Documents of Rutherford-era Watchtower Officials

by Leolaia 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Jeremy C
    Jeremy C

    Thanks for this post Leo. These photos remind me of the officer roster of the Titanic. Rutherford looks like a tired out ship captain ripe for retirement. "Millions now living will never die; full speed ahead!"

  • yknot

    Thank Leolaia!

    Sad, because of these men so much harm has been done.......and I bet none of them would have believed 2008 would have ever been seen in this system of things.

  • Awakened at Gilead
    Awakened at Gilead

    Interesting.. the letter by da judge's mom is on some sort of WT letterhead....

  • Leolaia

    Here is a fascinating little document:

    Notice the date. This is only three days after Pastor Russell died. And this was on behalf of Johnson's application for a passport in order to travel to Great Britain to assist in the handling of affairs over there. He arrived in November and -- as students of Watchtower history know -- his activities there gave Rutherford the rationale he needed to take autocratic control over the Watchtower Society.

  • snowbird

    Who's the little guy, bottom row, second from left?

    Giovanni DeCecca?


  • Leolaia

    It's Arthur Goux.

  • snowbird
    It's Arthur Goux.


    You do good.


  • Dagney

    Thanks Leo!

    Interesting. Always fascinating to see the faces behind the names.

  • BluesBrother

    Clayton Woodworth looks decidedly strange (typical passport photo I guess)

    In the recent thread that showed a letter he wrote from Prison in 118, he came across as a jovial cove

  • truthseeker

    Thank you Leolaia for posting these.

    Very interesting.

    What is the time period allocated to releasing public documents? In the U.K. public documents are closed for 100 years.

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