Temples were such scarce buildings in 1923 that the Children’s Friend increased its monthly coloring book page-allotment to seven that August, including a drawing of the Mesa Temple’s foundation in order to have a full catalog of Latter-day Saint temples. Beyond that, it is remarkable how well the Children’s Friend‘s unknown artist was able to depict the distinctive, complex architecture of each temple in a few outline strokes.
As with all other entries in this series, these pictures were intended to be colored and mounted by Primary teachers and used as visual aids during their lesson that month.
The Arizona Temple (Foundation)
The children are all glad to help
To build the temples new,
They save and give their pennies and
They cheer the workers, too.
The St. George Temple
Oft times the little children
Are to the temples led,
And there, in water, are baptized,
The living for the dead.
The Manti Temple
Here ordinances can be performed
That last beyond this life.
The child is to its parents sealed,
The husband to the wife.
The Logan Temple
Young couples go up to this house
That they might married be,
Not only for this life alone,
But for eternity.
The Temple in Canada
A keeper is inside the gate,
You’ll ever find it so,
For only those who serve the Lord
Can to the temples go.
The Temple in Hawaii
Not only here at home, but on
The island’s distant shore
The work in temples is performed
As in days of yore.
The Salt Lake Temple
Great throngs of people young and old
Arrive by night and day,
To do the work for kindred dead
In God’s appointed way.