Photograph by
Subject of
Martin, Eugene Marcus, American, 1888 - 1969
DeLorme, Gilbert E. Sr., American, 1903 - 1975
DeLorme, Grace McKinley Holmes, American, 1906 - 1997
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Atlanta Life Insurance Company, American, founded 1905
Butler Street YMCA, American, founded 1894
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 8 3/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.8 × 25.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 7 11/16 × 9 7/16 in. (19.5 × 24 cm)
A black and white photograph of First Vice President Eugene Martin speaking at an Atlanta Life Insurance Company reception at the Butler Street YMCA gymnasium. He is wearing a dark three-piece suit, a medium toned tie, white collared shirt, and a white name tag on his lapel. He is holding a white paper in his left hand. An unidentified woman is seated next to him and Gilbert and Grace DeLorme are seated opposite of the Martins. There are three tables of people seated in the background with coffee cups and dessert dishes on the tables. Behind them, there is a sign that reads [ILLINOIS], a [Coca-Cola] scoreboard, an elongated Georgia state flag with a circle of stars surrounding a larger star in the canton, an American flag swag under a basketball net, and a poster in the background that reads [CAN YOU IN ’52 / SAY WE WON / IN ’51,] with a large pointing fist and a question mark in the center of the poster. On the wall on the right side of the photograph is a sign that reads [D]. A handwritten note on the back in blue ink identifies the subjects, event and date.
Place depicted
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
American South
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
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Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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