Several years ago my wife and I purchased a framed print in an antique shop in Napa Valley, CA that included the description "pictorial sermon, entitled 'the way to ruin and the path to life'".It was published and copyrighted by G. A. Bartlebaugh in 1882.We purchased it because of its "folk art" value and because we believe the Gospel message it proclaims.This print has hung in our home for years.My curiosity about the publisher led to research on the internet and your posting on this website.I also found where G. A. Bartlebaugh of Tiffin, Ohio renewed his copyright no. 662 on February 23, 1910 for an additional 28 years.This record is in the Library of Congress Copyright Office Catalogue of Copyright Entries, New Series, Volume 5, Nos. 1-4, dated January, 1910.
I would be curious to know the history behind the print and why G. A. Bartlebaugh came to publish it.I noted from various information on the web that he was an evangelist.Did he sell the print to fund his ministry?
I would be happy to e-mail a digital photo of the print if anyone is interested.