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Subject of:
Gilbert E. DeLorme Sr., American, 1903 - 1975  Search this
Grace McKinley Holmes DeLorme, American, 1906 - 1997  Search this
Eugene Marcus Martin, American, 1888 - 1969  Search this
Alonzo Franklin Herndon, American, 1858 - 1927  Search this
Col. Thomas W. Holmes Esq., American, ca. 1882 - 1973  Search this
Mayme E. McKinley Holmes, American, ca. 1885 - 1969  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Atlanta Life Insurance Company, American, founded 1905  Search this
Butler Street YMCA, American, founded 1894  Search this
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
Place depicted:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1950
A black and white photograph of Gilbert E. DeLorme Sr., speaking at an Atlanta Life Insurance Company reception at the Butler Street YMCA gymnasium. He is standing in the foreground, wearing a dark three-piece suit, a medium toned tie, white collared shirt. Seated at the speaker’s table is Grace DeLorme seated directly behind her husband wearing a black dress and a corsage. The table is covered with flower arrangements, coffee cups and dessert dishes. There are two tables of people in the background. Seated at the speaker’s table, opposite of Gilbert E. DeLorme, Sr. and Grace DeLorme, and with his back to the camera, is Eugene Martin. Behind them, 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. Seated below the posters, against the back wall are Thomas and Mayme Holmes. A handwritten note on the back in blue ink identifies the subjects, location and date.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Margaret Falkener DeLorme, Waldo C. Falkener, Cameron S. Falkener and Gilbert E. DeLorme
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National Museum of African American History and Culture