Collection of six original photographs of Baltimore church gatherings, circa 1940s-1950s

N.p. N.p., Circa 1940s-1950s. Collection of six vintage black and white photographs of church gatherings in Baltimore, including images of choirs, children's recital performances, luncheons, formal dinners, and Sunday school classes. One photograph with the blind stamp of photographer George W. Evans Jr. to the bottom right corner, one photograph with the blind stamp of photographer Paul Henderson, and one photograph with a holograph ink annotation to the verso, noting the names "Hortense / Betty / Hester".

Photographs are undated, but appear to have been taken variously throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

The photographs primarily show groups of African Americans of varying age, posing in front of church entrances and seated at dining tables in formal attire. Three photographs also capture musical groups onstage, including one showing the boy's choir at Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church standing in the chancel, with an older man to the far right, likely the choirmaster.

Five photographs 10 x 8 inches, one photograph 10 x 7 inches, trimmed irregularly. Generally Very Good plus, lightly creased and moderately edgeworn.


[Book #153580]