A black-and-white photograph of a man and a woman standing in front of an automobile. The man wears a three-piece suit and wraps his arms around the shoulders of the woman, who wears a dress and jacket. Stamped on the back is .
A black-and-white photograph of two (2) women and one (1) man standing in front of a dark-colored, 4-door automobile. The woman at the proper left is wearing a wide-brimmed hat, large studded earrings, a corsage, a button-up jacket with loose fitting sleeves and cuffs, gloves and a skirt. She is holding a handbag, and she is looking off to her left at a point out of the frame of the photograph. The man in the center, Samuel M. Jackson, is wearing a two-piece light-colored suit, a dark, patterned tie and a tie clip. He is holding a brimmed hat in his left hand and a cigar in his right hand, and he is looking at the camera. The woman on the proper right, Eunice Jackson, is wearing a hat with a half brim, small studded earrings, a dark blouse with floppy collar, a suit jacket and skirt. She is holding a pair of gloves in her left hand, and a dark-colored handbag is resting in the crook of her left arm. She is looking at the camera. In the background of the photograph, on proper left, building signs read [BERRY'S/ SERVICE STATION] [WASHING/ STORAGE/ GREASING]. In the background center there are seven (7) power line poles, and a building in the distance. Partially visible in the background at proper right is a building with signs for Williams One Stop Garage. A pickup truck is parked under the building's carport.
A black-and-white photograph of a young man and young woman standing in front of a dark-colored car, possibly a 1920s Ford. The man is wearing a dark-colored 3-piece suit with white shirt and tie, and he is gazing off frame to the proper right. The woman is wearing a long-sleeved, mid-calf length dark-colored dress with a two-tiered skirt and a long pearl necklace worn double hung, and she is looking at the camera. The car is parked in a grassy area next to a road, and wood-sided buildings are visible in the background.
A black-and-white photograph of two (2) women standing next to a parked car, with a baby sitting on the hood of the car. At the center of the photograph is the baby Samuel Jackson Jr. He is wearing a light-colored bunting and a cap. He has his right arm raised and he appears to be reaching towards the car's hood ornament. The woman at the proper left of the photograph is Eunice Jackson. She is almost completely out of the frame, with only a portion of her left leg and her left hand clearly visible. She appears to be wearing a dress, overcoat, stockings, and heels. On the proper right side of the photograph, a woman stands, facing the camera, with her right hand outstretched to prevent the baby from falling. She is wearing a light-colored dress, dark-colored overcoat, stockings, heels, and hat. The car appears to be parked under a flat-roofed portico or awning with brick columns. In the foreground, there is the shadow of the person taking the photograph.
Rev. Solomon Sir Jones was a Baptist minister, businessman, and amateur filmmaker. This collection of home movies by Jones documents African American communities in Oklahoma between 1924 and 1928, depicting residents at work and in their homes, as well as activities at local schools, businesses, and churches. Community social events such as parades and funerals are prominently featured.
A 16mm silent, black and white film (a) with original metal film reel (b) and original metal film can (c) featuring footage taken in Oklahoma during the middle and late 1920s by Solomon Sir Jones, the seventh in a collection of nine films.
On the outside of the metal can are handwritten inscriptions on three white adhesive labels reading: [Acc Oklahoma Jones], [Kids Playing / Basketball], and [pumping gas / oil]. In the center is a yellowed label reading [O.K. / Rev. S S Jones / Reel reel - Red / Needs a leader.] on top of an impinted design.
The film begins with footage from a gas station. The camera pans around the intersection in a commercial district with cars passing by in front of the camera. The next scene shows a man and a woman come out of a house and get into a car. Then the man and woman are seen in a field with cows. Then there is footage of two men in a cotton field. The woman is shown feeding chickens. The exteriors of two buildings are shown, and one of them is possibly the Grand Lodge of the Knights and Pythias. The next scene returns to the farm and a man working with horses and a woman taking care of some plants on the porch. Then a group of people walk out of the house and to a car in the front yard. At another house, a woman feeds the chickens and the camera shows a portrait of the family on the porch before they walk past the camera. Ducks walk around in the front yard. The footage shows people walking around in the yard. The next scene shows women exiting a building. After the women exit, men exit through the same door. There are also some children. The next scene appears to show those same people standing in a line as the camera pans and shows the group. There is a quick scene of children playing followed by young adult men and women walking down the steps after exiting the front door of a building. After a group of adults, possibly teachers, poses on the front steps and walks down, a large group of children walk out of the door and down the stairs. Following the children are more young adults. The next scene shows some of the students in the front of the school performing choreographed exercises and dances. The next scene is in a rural area with a building and an oil derrick. In the next scene, a man walks out of his house and is handed stacks of paper, perhaps money. The next scene shows four people standing on the front porch of a house before they walk down the front stairs. There are some other residential street scenes, and then footage of activity at a gas station. The next scene shows adults and children on the front porch of a house, and then the footage shows the exterior of the Eaglewing Hotel. The next scene shows the window sign for the State of Oklahoma Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge. The camera pans the exterior of the building, and a man comes out of a door and walks down the stairs to the sidewalk. The next footage shows a house and then a storefront. The next scene shows men working on a car, and then there is another scene at a gas station. The camera shows a Use Magnolia Gasoline and Magnolene Motor Oils and Greases advertisement painted on the side of the gas station building. The next scene shows a large house with a little girl playing outside. Then a man comes up to the porch and three women come out from inside. The next scene shows a farm and a woman feeding chickens. There is also footage of horses pulling equipment. The next scene shows a building with a long staircase and people coming outside to pose for a large group portrait. The footage includes the photographer setting up the camera. The crowd begins waving their hands and hats in the air as the film ends.