|Title||Lewis Ford VFW Post #289 Drill Team, Seattle, 1938 |
|Caption||Organized in 1938 by Irene Alexander and Gloria McFarlin Harvey, the drill team marched in major Seattle parades through 1940. Its members were African American female high school students. The drill leader was Mrs. Nellie McCullough, who marched with the drill team in the parades. It has been erroneously described as the Ebenezer Church drill team, probably because the practice area was the grounds of the Tennis Club which was next door to the Ebenezer Church. The building in the background is the original Tennis Club, which became the first East Madison YMCA. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: VFW Lewis Ford Drill Team.|
Handwritten label on image: 1938.
Typed label on image: Lewis Ford Post # 289 VFW Drill Team - 1938. Nellie McCullough, Instructor. Irene Alexander & Gloria Harvey, Organizers.
Handwritten on verso: R. Newman. Lewis Ford Post Drill Team No. 289, Organized 1938 By Mrs. Irene Alexander.
Names correspond with numbers handwritten on image: 1. Rosa Lee Dean - Drum Majoress; 2. Jacqueline Alexander - Mascot; 3. Bertha Nash; 4. Madeline Jones; 5. Corinne Bash; 6. Juanita Alexander; 7. Marjorie Pitter; 8. Wanda Grimes; 9. Marion Hughes; 10. Norma Bash; 11. Aura Bell Jackson; 12. Pauline Swayzee; 13. Dale Stone; 14. Jean Carter; 15. Anita Thrasher; 16. Marjorie McFarlin; 17. Charlena Cephas; 18. Myrtle Jenkins; 19. Margaret Peoples; 20. Mary Yarbra; 21. Regina Twaites; 22. Mary Porter; 23. Alice Bash; 24. Alma Jackson; 25. Jewell Wells; 26. Ranike Nui; 27. Jewell Grimes; 28. Amor Jackson; 29. Clioda Hatcher; 30. Daisy Lynch; 31. Nellie McCullough - Instructress.
|Subjects||Drill teams--Washington (State)--Seattle|
African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Location||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Black Heritage Society Collection |
|Image Number||2001.19.2.08 |
|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; 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |