Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks

Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
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Title: Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks

Caption: "It was a great day at the headquarters of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World when State Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Larry J. Foster was presented with a fez signifying his appointment. Among those present were, [left to right, District Deputy Herbert Wilson; Mrs. Elizabeth Kimbrough of the Daughters of Excelsior; Benjamin Williams, 91, one of the founders of the Negro Elks; Mrs. Larry Foster; John Felder of the Brooklyn Negro Elks, and J. A. Thomas.]" All of those pictured are African Americans.

Date: 1949
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Pope, Herbert.
More Details: Grease pencil cropping marks.
Stamped on verso: date: Apr. 18, 1949; "Herbert Pope, Photographer."
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Clubs
Subject: African Americans
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: CLUB 0314