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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, American, founded 1872  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W (Image): 6 5/8 × 9 5/16 in. (16.8 × 23.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/8 × 10 in. (20.6 × 25.4 cm)
photomechanical prints
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
1940s; later print
Black and white photograph of a church choir standing in rows on the front steps of a church. The church façade features three (3) doors, the left two (2) are open with people standing in the doorways. Above the doors are gothic style tympanums filled with stained glass windows. The front row of people standing on the sidewalk are three (3) men and one (1) woman. The woman stands on the far PR and wears a white dress. Around her neck is a bow positioned over her shoulder. The three (3) men wear dark suits with white shirts. The two (2) men in the middle hold instruments. The PR musician holds a saxophone and the PL musician holds a violin. The man on the far PL stands with his hands held behind his back. On the reverse in the lower left corner is a penned note [First AME Church/Rev. J. Logan Craw, pastor, and Choir/COLLECTION OF MIRIAM MATTHEWS]. In the upper right corner is the number [4] horizontally oriented.
African American  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal  Search this
American West  Search this
Methodist  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture