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Clark Studio Photography Collection

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Title

Clark Studio Photography Collection

Description

Herman Richard Clark was a photographer with his own studio, Clark Studios, that focused on commercial and portrait photography. Ranging from the late 1940's to the early 1970's, he primarily captured prominent local African American socialites, organizations, schools, churches, and social activities that reflected the vibrancy of the community. Most of the photographs feature Clark Studio's official stamp on the back. However, the majority of those in his images have not been identified due to the lack of identifying information accompanied with the collection.

Creator

Clark Studio

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Contributor

Gainsboro Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540-853-2540 for permission to use.

Format

Photographs

Identifier

ClarkStudio

Items in the Clark Studio Photography Collection Collection

CS 001.3
Teachers and Bus Org. 1957.. Envelope: Mrs. G. West Home Gertrude Preston West and Mrs. J Calloway Wells Ave. N.W. Front row left (second over): Hazel Hall, Front row center- left: Althea Calloway, Front row center: ? Broady (teacher), Front row…

CS 014
Salem Baptist Church service.

CS 007.2
Unknown neighborhood portrait

CS 026.1
Unknown portrait of a woman.

CS 026.2
Unknown portrait of a woman

CS 026.3
Unknown portrait of a woman

CS 046
Group Portrait. From left to right front row : Evelyn Scott Pullen, Courtney (?) Neeley, Elaine Davis Stoval, Gloria Downing, Eloise Downing (or Law?), Baylese or Balise Spencer. From left to right back row: Constance Johnson Hamlar, Nina Charlton…

CS 053.2
Downing family portrait

CS 054.1
Recognition ceremony at Burell Hospital.

CS 054.5
Recognition ceremony at Burrell Hospital. Pictured: Dr. George Moore shaking Dr. Henry Penn's hand and Attorney Lawrence speaking at the podium

CS 055.1
Unknown banquet portrait

CS 055.2
Unknown banquet portrait

CS 056.1
Sorority group portrait. From left to right: Gloria Wingfield, Carolyn Kroger Patterson, Christine Logan Powell, Carolyn Murphy, Carolyn Law, Jean Whitten, Joyce Preston, Marilyn Spencer, Clara Boyo, Gloria Waddell, unknown, Juaniva Crowder, Clara…

CS 056.4
Sorority event

CS 056.5
Sorority event

CS 057.1
Harrison Elementary School. Left: Maxine Foutz Thomas (?). Center: Marionette Shaw Sprouve

CS 057.4
Harrison Elementary School costume party

CS 057.5
Harrison Elementary School costume party

CS 057.6
Harrison Elementary School faculty Halloween costume portrait

CS 058.5
Group portrait. From left to right: Dorothy Taylor or Mrs. Fulford, Delia or Leila Bryant, unknown, Maxine Thomas (Dr. Reginald Shareef’s Mother), Mrs. Broady

CS 060.1
Unknown event

CS 060.2
Unknown event

CS 062.1
Unknown freemason portrait

CS 062.2
Unknown freemason portrait

CS 062.3
Unknown freemason portrait

CS 066.4
Unknown group portrait

CS 067.2
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Ceremony

CS 066.6
Unknown group portrait

CS 067.3
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Ceremony

CS 068.1
Unknown school choir performance

CS 069.1
Unknown school play or student performance

CS 070.1
Unknown banquet

CS 070.2
Unknown banquet

CS 070.4
Unknown banquet

CS 070.7
Left: George Harris, Center: unidentified, Right: Lawrence Hunter

CS 070.10
Unknown banquet

CS 070.13
Unknown banquet

CS 070.14
Unknown conference

CS 070.15
Unknown banquet

CS 070.16
Unknown banquet

CS 070.17
Unknown banquet

CS 070.18
Unknown banquet

CS 070.19
Unknown banquet

CS 071.1
Freemasons group portrait. Front row (left to right): Matthew Banks, Melvin Anderson, James Stewart, unidentified, Paul Scott. Back row (left to right): O.W. Jone, Otho Wright, Elijah Williams, unidentified

CS 075.3
High Street Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir. Front row (left to right): Barbara Taylor, Francis Keene, Louise Prunty, unidentified, Elsie Scott, unidentified, unidentified, Nina Medley, Bonnie Terry, Earl or Carl Woodlift Jr. Middle Row (left to…

CS 075.10
High Street Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir. Front row (left to right): Barbara Taylor, Francis Keene, Louise Prunty, next 5 unidentified, Nina Medley, Earl or Carl Woodlift Jr.. Middle row: Marilyn Curtis, unidentified, Helen Terry, Elise Scott,…

CS 076.5
Unknown classroom portrait

CS 077.1
Unknown assembly, possibly debutant

CS 077.2
Unknown assembly, possibly debutant

CS 078.1
Unknown banquet

CS 078.2
Unknown banquet

CS 080.5
Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 080.6
Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 080.9
Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 080.17
Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 080.20
Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 081.1
Interior of First Baptist Church. Noel C Taylor pictured

CS 081.2
Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 081.3
Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 081.4
Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 081.5
Interior of First Baptist Church.

CS 081.6
Interior of First Baptist Church. Envelope: Rev. Edwards

CS 082
Unknown children’s church choir performance

CS 084.1
Dr. Noel C. Taylor pictured.

CS 084.2
Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured right.

CS 084.3
Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured left of the podium and Rev. Wright pictured at the podium.

CS 084.4
Dr. Noel C. Taylor pictured left, Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured center.

CS 085.1
Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

CS 085.4
Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

CS 085.5
Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

CS 086
Shriners group portrait

CS 087.2
Group portrait

CS 087.4
Pictured: Front row (left to right)--Ruth Lash, unidentified, Mary Curtis Steptoe, Kitty McCain, Middle row (left to right)--Elizabeth Snyder, Edna Prunty, next two unidentified, Back row--Sister Hall Martin, Prunty

CS 090.4
Group portrait. Front row (left to right): Connie Johnson Hamlar, unidentified, unidentified, Gwendolyn Lawrence (Connie and Gwendolyn are sisters). Back row (left to right) : unidentified, Doris Elam, Nina Bolden, Baylice Cooper

CS 091.5
Group portrait. From left to right: Nona Harris, Bessie Coles, Helen or Halle or Hall, unidentified, unidentified, Becky Hale

CS 092.1
Unknown children’s meal, possibly at Hunton YMCA Daycare

CS 092.2
Unknown children’s meal, possibly at Hunton YMCA Daycare

CS 093.1
Unknown award recognition

CS 093.2
Unknown award recognition

CS 097
Atwood’s capital view tour with unknown members of the Booker T. Washington Trade School

CS 098
Unknown banquet

CS 099.3
Group Portrait. St. Matthew Church of God, Abbot St. Front row (left to right): Florine Fulford or Fuller, Nona Harris, Dorothy Taylor or Walker. Back row (left to right): E. Hash or Nancy Hash, Prunty, Edna Nash (Temple of the Way Out Church?) or…

CS 100
Group portrait not identified.

CS 102
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Front row (left to right): Donna Lee, Elizabeth Thomas or Coltman, Carolyn Patterson (or Koger?), Nadine Davis Wheaton, Sadie B. Lawson. Middle row (left to right): Katy Wheaton? (or Butler), rest unidentified. Back row…

CS 103
Unknown ceremony or an award reception

CS 104
Unknown group portrait

CS 105
Freemasons. Herbert Shovley identified in the front row on the far lefthand side

CS 106
Debutante ball

CS 108.2
Unknown male walking in an aisle past an audience, possibly a debutante escort

CS 111
Colonial Stores storefront

CS 112.1
Debutante portrait

CS 112.2
Debutante portrait

CS 112.3
Debutante portrait

CS 112.4
Pictured: Far left: Elmer Thomas. Far right: Maxine Thomas

CS 113
Award reception. Envelope: Mary Rayford, Audrey Wheaton’s Mom

CS 114
Envelope: Rev. Horatio Edwards

CS 118
Unknown portrait of two working females, possibly waitresses

CS 120.1
High Street Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir. Front row (left to right): Marilyn Curtis, next 2 unidentified, Frances Keene, Barbara Taylor, William Keene (Buster), Broady or Brown. Back row (left to right): unidentified, Rev. Ulas Broady, rest…

CS 121.4
Hunton Life Saving Crew

CS 122.2
Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

CS 122.5
Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

CS 122.6
Gathering for Hunton Crew INC. Far left corner--Richard Penly and Mrs. Shirlene Penly. Estelle McCadden is pictured 3rd from the right in the first row of chairs and Mr. Lewis Peery is pictured in the farthest row, 2nd from the left

CS 122.7
Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

CS 122.12
Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

CS 123.1
Dr. J.H. Roberts and his wife pictured at Christmastime

CS 125.1
Gift exchange

CS 125.2
Front row (left to right): A. Byron Smith, Nina Medley, Lessie Polk, Raymond Polk

CS 126.1
Freemasons outside Prince Hall. Front row (left to right): Frank Broady, unidentified, J. Luvelle Taylor, unidentified, Beane, unidentified. Middle row (left to right): unidentified, Robert Scales?, unidentified, Clifton Whitworth, next 2…

CS 127
The Harrison Baseball Team. 1928-1930. Numerical order: 1. Crawford 2. Jim Jones 3. Bob Jefferson 4. Jess Smith 5. “Bubber” McAfee 6. Edward Calloway 7. Bobley Colson 8. Lee Calloway 9. Jack Calloway 10. Banks 11. Matthews 12. “Wildman”…

CS 128.1
Debutante Ball

CS 129.1
Unknown group portrait, possibly a sorority

CS 130
Group portrait. From left to right: Patricia Waller, Ruth Anderson, Edna Prunty, Delia or Leila Bryant, unidentified, Fulford, unidentified, Maxine Thomas, unidentified, Mrs. Broady

CS 133.1
St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Far-right corner: Marionetta Sprauve Shaw (far left corner is unidentified). First row (left to right): Lillie Patterson, unidentified, Christine Payne or Arnesia Keeling Payne, unidentified, Fizer-Simmons. Second row…

CS 134.4
Group portrait. First row (left to right): Rev. Metz Coker, Patricia Waller Henry, Jack Watson, next 2 unidentified, McCarthy Woods. Second row: Leroy Campbell, next 4 unidentified, Valerie Lash. Third row: Ms. Woods, Mr. Williams, Mr. Meadows, next…

CS 135
Portrait of Joseph Fuller Jr

CS 136.2
Unknown church event

CS 137
Same church as CS 136, possibly a pageant.

CS 139
Group portrait. From left to right: first 2 unidentified, Dorothy Sheppeson (?) Greene, Odelle Mebane, Eunice Poindexter, unidentified, Alma Finney Tyree Robertson (?), unidentified, Nina Chanlton (?) Bolden, Ed Green, Markhiem or Macklain

CS 140.1
Group portrait. Front row (left to right): first 2 unidentified, Mary Jeffries, Juanita Ford, unidentified, Mrs. Brown or B. Kasey. Back row: S. Ford (?), Bill Thompson, W. Jeffries (?), Al Holland Sr., unidentified

CS 141.1
Group portrait of the Dining Car Employees or The Moles on Henry St. Front row (left to right): Ruth Anderson, Hazel Hall, Hershey Steptoe (Mary Steptoe), James or Pete Woodliff, Irene or Estelle Woodliff. Back row (left to right): Gertrude Logan,…

CS 142
Unknown church service

CS 143
Heller Kindergarten portrait made behind the Gainsboro Library during the May Day festival

CS 144.1
Debutante Ball

CS 144.2
Debutante Ball

CS 150
Unknown textile factory workers

CS 158
Alphas Sorority and Fraternity pictured in front of St. Andrews Catholic Church

CS 159
Unknown group portrait, possibly Sunday school or another church-related event

CS 160
Classroom portrait. Ruth Anderson identified top left by the tree. Ms. Taylor, the teacher, identified in the center of the second row

CS 161
Classroom portrait. Ronnie Jordan (?) pictured top left by the door

CS 162.1
Esquire Club. From left to right: Jeremiah Robertson Sr., John Dillon, unidentified, Walter Allen, Jack Hilton, unidentified, Mose Lipscomb, Lilburn Hilton, William Johns, Alton Sharper, Joe, unidentified, unidentified, Thomas Robertson, George…

CS 163
Unknown group portrait

CS 164
Unknown banquet

CS 165
Picture made at YMCA Gainsboro Rd. and Patton Ave. Heller Kindergarten.

CS 045.2
Possible debutante portrait. Envelope: Ms. Ida Kerne

CS 166
Unknown audience

CS 168
Unknown church event.

CS 170
Identified: Mary March (center), Samuel Williams (front row, far left), Charell (front row, second from left), Gilbert March (front row, second from right), and O.W. Jones (front row, far right)

CS 171
Unknown female’s exchange of an envelope

CS 176
Group portrait holding commemorative Booker T. Washington stamps at the Booker T. Washington Memorial in Franklin County, VA

CS 177
Unknown group portrait outside a Piedmont Airlines plane

CS 180
Ruth Lash pictured on the left, in front of Harrison School

CS 181
Front row (left to right): Reginald Clark, Reverend Ulsa Broady, MiKenley Craighead, Mason. Middle row (left to right): Murall Yvall, Mitchell Hankis, Robert Scaks, Alex Hancock. Back row (left to right): Armstead, E.C. Preston, Abner Jones, Joe…

CS 182
Church service.

CS 184
Della Downing pictured on the left side, second from the back

CS 185
Downing family portrait. Dr. Ellwood Downing pictured center-right and his wife Della Downing pictured center-left

CS 188
Unknown school play, possibly on American history

CS 191
Either Saint Paul United Methodist Church or First Baptist Church. Identified: Constance Johnson (first row, far right), Mary Jeffries? (front row, second from the left)

CS 192
Pictured: Mr. J. Lovelle Taylor (Freemason)

CS 193
Unknown makeup artist, possibly at the Booker T. Washington Trade School in Franklin County, VA

CS 194
First Baptist Church

CS 195
Unknown assembly audience

CS 196.1
Unknown school play or assembly

CS 197
Reverend Robert James Jr. and his family. His wife Bernice is pictured center with the Reverend to her right.

CS 199
Dr. Walter S. Claytor and Nurse Daisy Schley pictured with a patient

CS 200.1
Debutante Ball

CS 017.1
Sallye Coleman

CS 019.1
William D. Coleman, principal of Loudon Elementary School.

CS 072.1
A. Byron Smith

CS 072.3
Unidentified woman speaking.

CS 072.4
William Bernard Robertson, far right.

CS 101
Freemasons