Photographs

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Photographs

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Photographs of African American residents of Falls Church, Virginia.

Items in the Photographs Collection

Rounds Out 25 Years of Service at School
Mary Ellen Henderson's retirement from teaching. According to the article, the two room school house (Fall Church Colored School) opened in 1887. The photograph should be cropped out because it from her 1950 retirement, after 31 years of teaching.

Truman and 1948 Olympic Women's Track Team
President Truman with the 1948 Olympic women's track team.

E. B. speaking at Second Baptist Church
He is likely speaking at a NAACP meeting or other secular occasion.

Group photo at Methodist Conference at James Lee School
Page from pamphlet regarding Methodist Conference at James Lee School

E. B. Henderson's 60th Birthday celebration in his home
Mary Ellen Henderson, wife to right, his mother to his left (Louisa Mars Henderson) and Cato Adams, his best friend is seated.

Mary Ellen Henderson receiving NAACP lifetime membership
Mary Ellen Henderson receiving NAACP lifetime membership Presented by unknown minister at Second Baptist Church in Falls Church

307 S. Maple and chicken coup
307 S. Maple and chicken coup directly on Lee Hwy, a new road addition in 1922 that cut across the Henderson family property leaving the barn on one side of Lee Hwy and the House on the other"

307 on Lee Hwy / Article on Hendersons
2 items: photograph of Henderson family home circa 1940s

A collaborative project between: African and African American Studies, George Mason University, and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. Funding was provided in part by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.