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Lynn Abbott collection

Identifier: SC2501

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The Lynn Abbott collection is comprised of three photographs collected by Abbott as part of his research on African American life in Louisiana. The first is an undated photograph by Villard Paddio of an office setting, likely that of Unity Life Insurance Company in New Orleans. Those pictured include: Lillian John, John Simon, Amelia Clott, Janet [illegible name], Mildred Brown, Pinkey Hills, Lena Woodruff, Anona Milanez, Mabel Twine, William J. Huntley, Hilda Burns, Clifton H. Denson, and Joe Meade. The second photograph, also undated, shows a Masonic gathering of African American men under a banner that reads: “Welcome Delegates to the United Most Worshipful St. John’s Grand Lodge A F & A M June 23 24 25”. The photograph is taken in front of Verret Undertaking Co. The third photograph is of concert singer and actor William Warfield in a receiving line at a reception, likely in New Orleans. It is dated November 2, 1953.


  • Other: 1920-1953



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Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

6823 Saint Charles Avenue
Tilton Hall, Tulane University
New Orleans LA 70118 US
(504) 862-3222