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Original Format

Paper album page with black & white photo; one loose black & white photo

Original Size

Album page: 12.7 x 9.7 in


Photo on album page: Group picture of 18 adults in three rows, seated in front and standing in back. Man seated in center in suit and tie; woman seated to his right in striped dress. Most are dressed in choir robes; woman in front row second from left holds sign reading "CHOIR"; woman in front row on far right holds sign reading "MT. NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH / MADISON / REV. ALEXANDER / PASTOR"

Page is inscribed above photo in cursive handwriting in ballpoint ink: "July 22, 1940 Mt. Nebo Bapt's Choir and pastor and wife"

Loose photo below page: Group picture of 24 adults in three rows, front row seated, others standing. Same man and woman in same dress in front row center; others dressed for church (men in suits, women in dresses, some with hats). Woman seated in front row second from right holds same sign as above picture.


All dates (unless specified in inscription) are approximate.

Many of the individuals depicted in these photographs remain unknown. Oregon Black Pioneers appreciates and welcomes information from the public which could help identify the subjects of this collection.


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