Photograph of the Tau Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Falkener, Waldo Carroll Sr., American, 1902 - 1992
Unidentified Man or Men
Tau Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1923
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 7 15/16 × 10 1/16 in. (20.1 × 25.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 7 5/16 × 9 3/16 in. (18.5 × 23.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1950s
Description
A black and white photograph of eighteen graduate chapter members of the Tau Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. All eighteen men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties. Eight members are seated behind a table and ten members are standing directly behind them. Waldo C. Falkener, Sr. is seated second from the left. In front of the table is a large dark, placard, the Tau Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity emblem is partially visible. The placard is a heraldic shaped shield bordered in light paint with light colored dots between the border and the edge. In the center of the placard are the Greek letters [O?F] below a five-point star painted in a light color. There are no inscriptions or marks, front or back.
Topic
African American
Education
Fraternities
Men
Photography
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
Object number
2014.94.17
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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