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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

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Series 8: Photographs , circa 1894-2001
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

Photographs are of Alma Thomas, family members, friends and colleagues, art classes, her residence and garden, miscellaneous exhibition openings not contained in exhibition files, events including Howard University Charter Day where Thomas was honored in 1975, and works of art by Thomas and others. Included in the family photographs are many of J. Maurice Thomas, and of Thomas's parents, grandparents, and extended family. Photographs of friends and colleagues include some taken during Thomas's work at the Thomas Garrett Settlement House in Wilmington, Delaware; a photograph of James V. Herring with Sam Gilliam; and photographs of poet and founding member of UNICEF, Nathalie V. Cole Johnson.
Also found is a family photograph album with photographs of friends, family, and colleagues from the 1920s, and a photographs album compiled in the 1980s and given to J. Maurice Thomas, documenting Alma Thomas's life.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Duplicates, negatives for which corresponding prints exist, blank versos of photographs, some of the photographs of J. Maurice Thomas's 100th birthday party, and some family photographs not picturing Thomas have not been digitized.
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Of Alma Thomas, circa 1915-circa 1938
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34
Of Alma Thomas, circa 1915-circa 1958
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35
Of Alma Thomas, 1950s-1960s
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36
Of Alma Thomas, 1970s
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37
Of Alma Thomas, Howard University Charter Day, 1975
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38
Of Alma Thomas, Studio Portraits, circa 1972
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39
Of Family Members, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, circa 1894
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40
Of Family Members, J. Maurice Thomas and Others, circa 1912-circa 1990s
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41
Of Family Members, Nephew, Niece, and Others, circa 1920s-1974
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42
Of Family Members, Parents (copy of circa 1888 photograph), circa 2000
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43
Of Friends and Colleagues, 1911
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44
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
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Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
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46
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
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47
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920s
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48
Of Friends and Colleagues, circa 1920-1968
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49
Of Friends and Colleagues in Wilmington, DE, circa 1916-circa 1920
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50
Thomas's Art Class at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1960s
5
51
Thomas's Costumes Designed for Howard University Players, 1923 or 1924
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1
Thomas's Exhibition Installation at the Martha Jackson Gallery, circa 1960s
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2
Thomas's Exhibition Openings at Barnett Aden Gallery, circa 1960s
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3
Thomas's Garden in Washington, D.C., circa 1970-1971
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4
Thomas's Garden and Residence in Washington, D.C., circa 1990-circa 1994
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5
Thomas's House in Columbus, GA, 1982-circa 1990
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6
Thomas, J. Maurice, 100th Birthday Party, 1998
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7
Thomas, J. Maurice, 100th Birthday Party, 1998
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8
Thomas, J. Maurice, 100th Birthday Party, 1998
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9
Thomas, J. Maurice, at Various Events, 1991-2001
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10
Thomas, J. Maurice, Living Room, circa 1980s
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11
Of Steamboats (Copy Prints of circa 1900 images), circa 1990s
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12
Of Artwork by Thomas, circa 1920s-1994
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13
Of Artwork by Others, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
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14
Photograph Album, 1920s
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15
Photograph Album, 1920s
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16
Photograph Album, 1920s
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17
Photograph Album, 1982
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18
Negatives, circa 1920s-circa 1990s
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19

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