Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

8-12-1948

Description

Image of three rows of men sitting and standing in a room. Men in the front holding a banner. Banner: TUXEDO LODGE 431(?) A.F. AND A. MASONS FAIRFIELD ALA W.M. A. DO(?)ELL AUG.12.48 . Date: 8/12/1948. 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.

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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; Tuxedo Lodge 431 (Masonic order : Fairfield, Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Freemasons. Tuxedo Lodge 431 (Fairfield, Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge (Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American freemasons -- Alabama -- Fairfield -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Alabama -- Fairfield -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American fraternal organizations – Alabama -- Fairfield – History – 20th century – Pictorial works; Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

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