On View
Segregation Gallery
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Manufactured by
C.R. Gibson and Company, American, founded 1870
Subject of
Allen, Lollaretta Pemberton, American, 1895 - 1979
Allen, Grover Joseph, American, 1889 - 1984
Date
1939
Medium
leather, ink on paper, newsprint and pressure-sensitive tape
Dimensions
Closed: 10 3/4 × 8 1/8 × 3/8 in. (27.3 × 20.6 × 1 cm)
Description
This is a "Wedding Memories" scrapbook made by Lollaretta Pemberton for her wedding to Grover Allen on July 10, 1939. The scrapbook has a white leather cover with stylized gold-leaf leaves and the words "Wedding Memories" embossed across the front. Inside Lollaretta included her wedding invitation, a newspaper clipping of her dream wedding dress, and lists of guests and their gifts.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Place depicted
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
scrapbooks
Topic
American West
Communities
Families
Marriage customs and rites
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rita C. Organ and Pemberton Family
Object number
2012.30.5
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd573d7a26e-2797-43ab-af25-48f705d35d38
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