|Title||Stewards on the H. F. Alexander, ca. 1925 |
|Date||ca. 1925 |
|Caption||The H.F. Alexander was the largest and fastest ship of the Admiral Line of passenger ships. While the chief and assistant chief stewards were always white, the rest of the stewards were African American. They took care of the passengers' needs in roles including waiter, porter, cook, and bellhop. They earned about $45 per month in the 1920s. |
|Notes||Handwritten on verso: SS H.F. Alexander Crew. Fourth from left - Letcher Yarbrough, Marvy [sic]Williamson, the 1920's.|
Handwritten on note attached to image: H.F. Alexander, SS. From Right front - Marvie Williamson, Letcher Yarbrough, Frank Fair, ____ Dunn, Bill Green.
Caption taken from BHS records.
African Americans--Washington (State)
|Personal Names||Williamson, Marvie|
|Location||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Black Heritage Society Collection |
|Image Number||2000.06.2.01 |
|Ordering Information||To order a reproduction or inquire about permissions, contact: TheBoard@blackheritagewa.org. Please cite the Image Number. |
|Repository||The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 4 x 2 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |