Photograph by
Subject of
Martin, Eugene Marcus, American, 1888 - 1969
Unidentified Man or Men
Toomer, Fred Armon, American, 1889 - 1961
DeLorme, Gilbert E. Sr., American, 1903 - 1975
Dr. Lang, Henry Leon, American, 1900 - 1968
Herndon, Norris Bumstead, American, 1897 - 1977
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 13/16 × 9 7/16 in. (19.9 × 24 cm)
A black and white photograph of the senior officers of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company taken at the home of Norris B. Herndon, Atlanta, GA. The photograph is of six men seated around a small card table. Most of the men in the photograph are smoking. Seated on the far left of the photograph is Eugene Martin wearing a white collared shirt with rolled up shirtsleeves, light colored pants and a dark tie. Seated center, left is Fred Armon Toomer, wearing a white shirt and glasses. In the center of the photograph is Gilbert DeLorme, Sr., wearing a white collared shirt with rolled up shirtsleeves, light colored pants, a medium colored patterned tie and glasses. Seated center, right is Dr. Henry Lang, wearing a light collared shirt with rolled up shirtsleeves, light colored pants, a light colored tie and glasses. Norris Herdon is seated on the far right of the photograph with his back to the camera. He is wearing a light collared shirt and light colored pants. There are four brick columns visible in the background. Three of the columns have white capitals with floral-motifs. On top of the card table are three glass ashtrays, a pack of cigarettes and matches. A handwritten note on the back in blue ink identifies the subjects and location.
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
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at

Share this page