Photograph by
Lyles, Cleodia H., American, 1924 - 1974
Subject of
Toomer, Fred Armon, American, 1889 - 1961
DeLorme, Gilbert E. Sr., American, 1903 - 1975
Greene, Charles W. Sr., American, 1894 - 1974
Dr. Lang, Henry Leon, American, 1900 - 1968
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Atlanta Life Insurance Company, American, founded 1905
ca. 1950
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.7 × 25.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 7 5/8 × 9 7/16 in. (19.3 × 24 cm)
A black and white photograph of an event held by the Chicago branch of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. The photograph is of group women and men who are dressed up for a social event. Standing just to the right of the center of the photograph is Fred Toomer, wearing a tweed jacket, medium toned pants, a patterned tie and glasses. Behind him and slightly to the right is Gilbert DeLorme, Sr. Charles W. Greene stands to the far right wearing a light colored suit with a light flower and dark tie. The other men in the photograph are all wearing suits and ties. Three of the women on the left side of the photograph are wearing mink coats and hats. Dr. Henry Leon Lang wears glasses and stands behind a woman wearing a mink coat and holding light colored gloves in her hands. One woman on the far left of the photograph is wearing a dark coat, dark hat and a five stand pearl necklace choker. There is a fern tree in the left foreground. A stamp in purple ink on the back, center identifies the photographer. A handwritten note in blue ink on the back identifies the subjects and location.
Place depicted
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
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
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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