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Percival Bryan poses with golf clubs

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1948
1948 June 20
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Autographs
Jamaican Americans
Golf
Recreation
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.036
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Percival Bryan holding a baby

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
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:
1951
Circa 1951
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:
Jamaican Americans
Taxicab drivers
Infants
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.189
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Mrs. Percival Bryan and friend standing by a car

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1947
Circa 1947
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Automobiles
Jamaican Americans
Recreation
Travel
Women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.131
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Percival Bryan and others pose at unidentified social gathering

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1950
Circa 1950
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
Jamaican Americans
Portraits, Group
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.217
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Percival Bryan holding baby during a religious ceremony

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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:
1947
Circa 1947
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:
Jamaican Americans
Rites and ceremonies
Infants
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.235
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Mr. and Mrs. Percival Bryan pose at unidentified social event

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Photographer:
Oscar
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
Circa 1944
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Couples
Hats
Jamaican Americans
Evening gowns
Tuxedos
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.003
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Mr. and Mrs. Percival Bryan with friends posing by car

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
McDougall, R photographer
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1944
Circa 1944
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Evening gowns
Jamaican Americans
Leisure
Portraits, Group
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.39a
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Percival Bryan and others at social gathering

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
McDougall, R photographer
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
Circa 1947
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Clubs
Jamaican Americans
Recreation
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.119
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Percival Bryan collection, 1932-1993, bulk 1942-1980

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Creator:
Bryan, Percival
Subject:
Bryan, Percival
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Cummings, Homer S (Homer Stillé) 1870-1956
Physical description:
5.94 linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Autograph albums
Memorabilia
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1932
1932-1993
bulk 1942-1980
20th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1932 to 1993 and measures 5.94 linear feet, documents the career and personal life of Percival Bryan. Mr. Bryan, a Jamaican American, collected over 100,000 autographs while driving a cab in Washington, DC. The collection is comprised of a typescript of Mr. Bryan's autobiography, personal correspondence, documents and autograph books from his cab driving career, personal photographs and publicity photographs of African-Americans, and 1940s presidential inauguration memorabilia. Of particular interest is his collection of photographs, which includes publicity photos - some autographed - from African American entertainers, including Lena Horne, Marian Anderson, and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
African Americans
African American musicians
African American neighborhoods
Taxicab drivers
Jamaican Americans
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7043
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Percival Bryan collection, Series 3: Autograph albums 1941 - 1993 4.6 linear feet
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Percival Bryan Autograph Albums, 1941 - 1993

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Creator:
Bryan, Percival
Subject:
Bethune, Mary McLeod 1875-1955
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972
Physical description:
Pencil and ink on paper
4.6 linear feet 17 boxes
Type:
Autograph albums
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1941
1941 to 1993
Notes:
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.
Summary:
This description is for Series 3 of the Percival Bryan collection.
The collection contains 298 autograph albums. Mr. Bryan collection started in 1941 with book 1. At this time he obtained the autographs of Attorney General Homer S. Cummings and several other members of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's cabinet. From that point Byran collected over 160,000 autographs from average people and celebrities alike. Within the pages of these books are general greetings, expository, poems, sketches, and even a few watercolors.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Collectors
Jamaican Americans
Signatures
Politicians
Local number:
ACMA 06-001.2
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Percival Bryan collection, Series 3: Autograph albums 1941 - 1993 4.6 linear feet
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Vacation portrait of Mrs. Catherine Bryan and friends

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1944
Circa 1944
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:
Jamaican Americans
Recreation
Portraits, Group
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.242
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Mrs. Catherine Bryan and friend at Coney Island

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1953
1953 July 19
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:
Bathing suits
Beaches
Jamaican Americans
Women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.253
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Bust of Percival Bryan

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Subject:
Percival Bryan
Medium:
plaster
Type:
bust
Description:
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.
Accession Number:
1996.0005.0007
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
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Mother and children pose by Christmas tree

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1950
Circa 1950
Topic:
Christmas trees
Christmas
Children
Gifts
Jamaican Americans
Mothers
Toys
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.139
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Group portrait at unidentified social gathering

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1944
Circa 1944
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Children
Jamaican Americans
Parties
Entertaining
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.012
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Group of men and women pose in front of brick house for birthday party

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
Circa 1947
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Jamaican Americans
Portraits, Group
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.111
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of Mrs. Catherine Bryan

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
McDougall, R photographer
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1945
Circa1945
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:
Dresses
Lamps
Jamaican Americans
Women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.157
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Elks banquet portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan

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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
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Women standing by refreshments table at unidentified social event

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
Kirksey photographer
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
Circa 1947
Topic:
Jamaican Americans
Women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.193
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Percival Bryan collection 1932-1993 bulk 1942-1980
Percival Bryan collection, Series 5: Photographs 1939-1984
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Royal De Lux Social Club

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Creator:
Percival Bryan Collection
McDougall, R photographer
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 10 x 8 1/2 in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946
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.
Cite as:
Percival Bryan collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Rose Dyke
Topic:
Clubs
Jamaican Americans
Portraits, Group
Men
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7043.116
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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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