Letter from and photomechanical print of Rev. John B. Randolph

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4 images
Written by
Rev. Randolph, John B.
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Rev. Randolph, John B.
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (2014.63.102.15.1): 10 15/16 × 8 7/16 in. (27.8 × 21.5 cm)
H x W (2014.63.102.15.2): 5 15/16 × 3 1/4 in. (15.1 × 8.2 cm)
Type
photomechanical prints
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 24, 1905
Description
A letter from Rev. John B. Randolph (.1) and a photomechanical print of a photograph of Randolph (.2). The letter is written on pre-printed letterhead that features a design along the top third of the page with the text "EVERLASTING AND EVER AT IT WILL BRING SUCCESS / TO ALL HONEST ENDEAVORS" above three (3) black-and-white prints of photographs featuring the exterior of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the pastor, and the church's pipe organ. The photo prints are inside printed borders with ornate scrollwork designs around them. The letter has been pre-printed just below the photos with "PHILADELPHIA, PA. ........ 190...." with text written by Randolph regarding delinquent taxes on a property. A reply has been written in the lower left corner that the tax payments for the property are up to date. The reverse is blank.
15.2 A photomechanical print of a photograph of Rev. John B. Randolph, the same one featured at the center of the letterhead of .1. He stands in front of a forest backdrop and wears a shirt with rolled cuffs. He has a felt hat and holds a shovel in front of him. The reverse is blank.
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Finance
Religion
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.102.15.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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