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Debutante Ball

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

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

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Unknown school play or assembly

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Unknown assembly audience

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First Baptist Church

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

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Pictured: Mr. J. Lovelle Taylor (Freemason)

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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)

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Unknown school play, possibly on American history

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

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Unknown group portrait, but Della Downing pictured on the left side, second from the back

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Unknown portrait of an audience, possibly at a church service

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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…

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

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Unknown group portrait outside a Piedmont Airlines plane

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

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Unknown female’s exchange of an envelope

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Family Portrait. 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)

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Sunday school registry

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Unknown audience

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Possible debutante portrait. Envelope: Ms. Ida Kerne

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Heller family photo. Picture made at YMCA Gainsboro Rd. and Patton Ave. Heller Kindergarten.

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown group portrait

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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…

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

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

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

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

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Unknown textile factory workers

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Debutante Ball

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Debutante Ball

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

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Unknown church service

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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,…

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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

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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

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Very similar church event as CS 136, possibly a pageant.

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Unknown church event

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Portrait of Joseph Fuller Jr

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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…

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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…

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

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Unknown group portrait, possibly a sorority

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Debutante Ball

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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”…

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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…

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

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Gift exchange

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

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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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

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Hunton Life Saving Crew

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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…

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Unknown portrait of two working females, possibly waitresses

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Church service. Envelope: Rev. Horatio Edwards

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

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Pictured: Far left (CS 112.4 - 112.6)--Elmer Thomas. Far right--Maxine Thomas

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Debutante portrait

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Debutante portrait

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Debutante portrait

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Colonial Stores storefront

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

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Debutante ball

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

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Unknown group portrait

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Unknown ceremony or an award reception

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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…

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Group portrait not identified, but Nona Harris is pictured center (standing)

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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…

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Unknown banquet

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

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Unknown award recognition

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Unknown award recognition

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Unknown children’s meal, possibly at Hunton YMCA Daycare

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Unknown children’s meal, possibly at Hunton YMCA Daycare

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

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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

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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

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Group portrait

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Shriners group portrait

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

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

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

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Church service and greeting. Dr. Noel C. Taylor pictured left, Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured center.

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Church service and greeting. Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured left of the podium and Rev. Wright pictured at the podium.

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Church service and greeting. Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured right.

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Church service. Dr. Noel C. Taylor pictured.

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Unknown children’s church choir performance

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Church service, Interior of First Baptist Church. Envelope: Rev. Edwards

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Church service, Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Church service, Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Church service, Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Church service, Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Church service, Interior of First Baptist Church. Noel C Taylor pictured

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Possibly the organization Continental Societies INC. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Possibly the organization Continental Societies INC. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Possibly the organization Continental Societies INC. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Possibly the organization Continental Societies INC. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Possibly the organization Continental Societies INC. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown assembly, possibly debutant

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Unknown assembly, possibly debutant

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Unknown classroom portrait

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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,…

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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…

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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

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown conference

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown school play or student performance

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Unknown school choir performance

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Ceremony

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Unknown group portrait

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Ceremony

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Unknown group portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown event

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Unknown event

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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

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Harrison Elementary School faculty Halloween costume portrait

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Harrison Elementary School costume party

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Harrison Elementary School costume party

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

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Sorority event

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Sorority event

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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…

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Unknown banquet portrait

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Unknown banquet portrait

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

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Recognition ceremony at Burell Hospital.

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Downing family portrait

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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…

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Unknown portrait of a woman

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Unknown portrait of a woman

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Unknown portrait of a woman.

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Unknown neighborhood portrait

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Salem Baptist Church service.

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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…
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