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Line #6 of this 1940 Census from Philadelphia lists Beatrice Webster as living with her husband and their young niece on Garnet Street.

This is a flyer for Henry Disston and Son, Inc., a saw manufacturing company.

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Newspaper article discussing how the Y.W.C.A. is attempting to find suitable rooms for new young women who have just arrived

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The Douglass Building and Loan Association advertised its services in Philadelphia in 1920, which included the days for monthly meetings and contact information for the group's real estate broker.

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Located on the corner of 40th and Filbert Streets, the Gaff Hotel welcomed African Americans in the Philadelphia area to stay as guests.

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Located on the corner of Broad and Lombard Streets, Dunbar Theatre became the first theater built and owned by African Americans in Philadelphia and was best known for hosting shows performed by the Lafayette Players.

A photograph of the Daily Vacation Bible School, with a number of African American children posing outside the Berean Church for a picture. Taken in 1920, a coed bible school with children of varying ages and African American teachers.

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A flyer for events held by the National Negro Business League, an American organization founded in 1900 by Booker T. Washington in Boston, MA to promote the economic development of African Americans. The flyer lists events for the week from August 18…

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The front page of a flyer for the Douglass Building and Loan Association advertising the start of a new series on June 2, 1920 and meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Building and Loan Associations are depository financial institutions…

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Side two of an invitation from SJM Brock Building and Loan Association to invest in shares. This document lists the names of the president of the bank in 1920, Arthur J. King, the vice president, Alonzo Taylor, the secretary, James A. Creditt, the…

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Side one of an invitation from the SJM Brock Building and Loan Association to invest in shares for an entrance fee of twenty-five cents per share and monthly payments of one-dollar per share. The invitation provides information on borrowing from your…

Still image of Forrest Woodard White posed with chair. White immigrated to the city in 1898 and became the head of the Philadelphia numbers game and thus the wealthiest African American man in the city by 1930.
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