Newspaper clippings

Doomsday cult, 1925

Front page of the Daily News
Sunday, February 7, 1925

Caption for top picture:
“WAITS IN VAIN — Surrounded by a leering mob of 1,000 at his shack in East Patchogue L.I., Roger Reidt (pointing), blinded by flashlights of legion of photographers, was unable at midnight to see first manifestation in sky of second coming of Christ. Disciple of doom was in tears at his disappointment. While the prophet and his disciples prayed, milling mob hurled taunts.”

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