silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 8 3/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.8 × 25.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 7 11/16 × 9 7/16 in. (19.5 × 24 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
A black and white photograph of a Fred Toomer speaking at an Atlanta Life Insurance Company reception at the Butler Street YMCA gymnasium. He is standing in the far right of the photograph, under a basketball net, wearing a light colored suit, a dark tie, and a white collared shirt. He is holding a white piece of paper in his hand. The speaker is standing behind a long table seated with nine men and women. The table is covered with coffee cups and dessert dishes. Behind the diners is an American flag swag under a basketball net. Overlaying the bottom of the swag is a poster portrait of the founder of Atlanta Life, Alonzo Herndon in three quarters profile. To the left of the portrait is a poster that reads, [ATLANTA / LIFE / NUMBER / 1/ IN ’51], and a poster to the right of the portraits that reads, [CAN YOU IN ’52 / SAY WE WON / IN ’51], with a large pointing fist and a question mark in the center of the poster. To the left of the poster is an elongated Georgia state flag with a circle of stars surrounding a larger star in the canton. To the right of the posters is a partial view of a similar flag. A handwritten note in blue ink on the back identifies the subjects, event and date.