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Elks banquet portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan

view Elks banquet portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan digital asset number 1
Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
McDougall, R photographer
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1944
1944 March 22
Summary:
Born in Galena, St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica, Percival Bryan (1906-1996) came to the United States in 1924 as a stowaway in search of adventure and opportunity. He settled in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involved himself with various social and civic organizations, and was instrumental in forming the Caribbean American Inter-cultural Organization. He worked as a White House butler under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969). Bryan also served as a chauffer for Attorney General Homer S. Cummings (1870-1956) before becoming a cab driver. An autograph collector, Mr. Bryan collected over 100,000 signatures of notable individuals.
Topic:
Celebrations
Evening gowns
Jamaican Americans
Top hats
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.227
See more items in:
Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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