Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Creation Date

5-20-1947

Description

Image of five women sitting on a sofa with five women standing behind it. Two women are holding a banner. Banner: LUCKY 14 SOCIAL CLUB ELDORADO ARK MAY 20. 47. Handwriting on top front. Date: 5/20/1947. 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; African American women -- Arkansas -- El Dorado -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works; African American women -- Arkansas -- El Dorado -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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