Mrs. Louia Vaughn Jones [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Jones, Grace Alfreda Lomax Jones 1907-1969
Jones, Louia Vaughn 1895-1965
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 10" x 8"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Mrs. Grace Alfreda (Lomax) Jones was an African-American woman and maternal grandmother of Edwina Young, who supplied the following biographical information: Born June 9, 1907 in Mobile, Alabama; parents Edward Anthony Lomax, a Tuskegee Instructor, and Annie Edmonia Gray. The family moved to Ohio when her father was recruited to design Chevrolet chassis for the Fisher Body Company. She had an older sister Melvina Anne Lomax. They both were "A" students in high school and were the first African-American women to attend Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. On June 13,1931 in Cleveland she married Louia Vaughn Jones, famous concert violinist and music professor at Howard University. Grace "Bigmamma" was a social worker and mother of Grace Louise Jones Young, who also became a social worker, and The Honorable Renee Marie Jones Weeks. Mrs. Jones was born a Catholic and died in August 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ink on negative: "25167 - Mrs. Louia Vaughn Jones 1 - Squeeze" and "A114". Portrait of Grace Alfreda Lomax Jones. "EASTMAN--SAFETY--KODAK 152" edge imprint. Face has been retouched on negative.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History