Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

1-28-1949

Description

Image of two rows of women sitting and standing in a room. Women in the front row are holding a banner. Banner: SEMINOLE CHAP #17 O. EASTERN STAR MIAMI FLA JAN 28 49 W.M. MRS. H. NOTTAGE. Date 1/28/1949. One of 156 black and white photographs by R. Lee Thomas, an African American photographer active in the early twentieth century in the southern United States. Thomas’ work provides photographic documentation of southern black social life, primarily religious and labor groups, circa 1946-1949. The majority of the photographs depict groups from Birmingham, Alabama, and adjacent areas. His imprint contains the caption: Made by R. Lee Thomas, Mound Bayou, Mississippi, The Oldest Negro Town in America.

Keywords

Eartha M.M. White Collection; Thomas, R. Lee, (Photographer) -- Photograph collections; African American photographers -- Mississippi -- Mound Bayou -- History -- 20th century – Archives; Photographers, Black -- Mississippi -- Mound Bayou -- History -- 20th century – Archives; Order of the Eastern Star. Seminole Chapter #17 (Miami, Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Freemasons. Seminole Chapter #17 (Miami, Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American women -- Florida -- Miami -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Women and freemasonry -- Florida -- Miami -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American fraternal organizations – Florida -- Miami – History – 20th century – Pictorial works

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