Creator

R. Lee Thomas

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Circa Date

1946-49

Description

Image of a woman talking on the telephone, sign to the left. SIGN: MISS TOMMIE LEE THOMPSON 2412:7TH AL(?) Month and day not visible. Date: 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; African American women -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

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