Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

9-5-1948

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Image of two rows of women standing with a man standing in the middle of the first row. Banner hanging in front of the rows. Banner: REV. L.S. BRANNON THIRGOOD C.M.E. B’HAM. ALA 9:5:48. On back: Mrs. Annie Rondles (?) B’ham Ala. and assorted photography notes. Date: 9/5/1948. 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; Thirgood C.M.E. Church (Birmingham, Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Thirgood Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (Birmingham, Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Methodists -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American Episcopalians -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; Religious gatherings -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Thirgood C.M.E. Church -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African Americans -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Religious life -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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