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Photograph of Kappa Alpha Psi members

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Photograph by
Dexheimer-Carlon Studios, American
Subject of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Diggs, Elder Watson, American, 1883 - 1947
Armstrong, Irven, American, born 1892
Mann, Theophilus M., American, 1902 - 1975
Spurlock, Albert, American, born 1914
Stewart, John L., American
Owned by
Stewart, John L., American
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 7 5/16 × 9 3/16 in. (18.5 × 23.4 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 7/8 × 10 in. (20 × 25.4 cm)
Place depicted
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
This black and white photograph depicts members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in front of the Alpha Chapter house during the North Central Province regional meeting. Arranged in three rows, the first row primarily sits along a low brick wall in front of the building. Only five men stand, located in the center of the row. The second and third row of men stand behind them. The men wear suits in a variety of styles. Each man has a rectangular ribbon on his left lapel. They stand in front of a brick building with a covered entrance porch, in front of which is a sign that reads "K A " and has a diamond shaped crest over the last letter.
Kappa Alpha Psi founder and 1st Grand Polemarch Elder Watson Diggs is in the front row center, with his arms crossed. Directly behind him is John L. Stewart. Other prominent Kappa officials pictured standing beside Elder Watson Diggs from left to right are: 4th Grand Polemarch W. Ellis Stewart, 2nd Grand Polemarch Irven Armstrong, 9th Grand Polemarch Theophilus Mann, and to Diggs’ right North Central Province Polemarch Julius Morgan standing and Grand Strategus Albert Spurlock seated.
A typed label on pink paper that was matted with the photograph reads [ALPHA CHAPTER, KAPPA ALPHA PSI / FRATERNITY HOST TO REGIONAL MEETING / INDIANA UNIVERSITY].
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Calvin M. Reaves, Polemarch (2012-2019), Smithfield (NC) Alumni Chapter, Middle Eastern Province
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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