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Guide to the Rushing Family Photograph Collection
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Photographs

Physical Description: 200 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

200 photographs documenting African Americans in Minden, Arcadia, Bienville, Simsboro, Louisiana and Oakland, California.

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by photo ID number.
 

Military

Box 1

Young man in army service uniform [034] circa 1910s

Box 1

Rudolph White in WWI uniform, front "Rondife (?) White, France Thondife (?)" reverse "Roudoph White Photo…Mrs. Mercy Rushing, Arcadia La…your brother, Rudolph White..Co…19…Eng (?) aRC…Bordeaux France" Bordeaux France [062] circa 1910s

Box 1

Group of men in military uniforms, Rudolph White identified with letter "R", caption "Mr. M. R Rushing "Bordeaux France [063] circa 1910s

Box 1

A portrait of a young man in WWI uniform, reverse "The Trost Studio Port Arthur Texas." [065] circa 1910s

Box 1

Jason Gibson in WWI uniform standing outside barn-like structure, caption "Mr. Jason Gibson" [066] circa 1910s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in Navy dress uniform [140] circa 1940s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in Navy dress uniform [141] circa 1940s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in Navy dress uniform [142] circa 1940s

Box 2

Young man in military service uniform, reverse inscription "G.I. 20771 [?]" [163] circa 1940s

Box 2

Two women sitting on either side of a man in a military uniform [146] undated

 

Louisiana

Box 1

Woman and two girls standing on porch of house, reverse "Ewing Kodak Dept Baton Rouge LA" [001] circa 1920s

Box 2

Class portrait of a teacher Mrs. Johnson and ~40 students. Caption, "Bienville Parish Training School. 'Complements [sic]' of Mrs. Johnson and her students." Reverse caption, "Smile at a vacant hour of [illegible] [?] Etta B. Rushing Arcadia La Box 292" [162] circa 1930s

Box 1

Photo booth portrait of man, caption "Edward King P.I. Box 44+ Simsboro LA" [009] circa 1940s

Box 2

Studio portrait of a man in a suit and tie. Reverse, "Mitchell Studio, P.O. Box 342, Minden Louisiana" [136] circa 1940s

Box 2

Studio portrait of a woman. Reverse, "Mitchell Studio, P.O. Box 342, Minden Louisiana" [137] circa 1940s

Box 2

Studio portrait of a woman. Reverse, "Mitchell Studio, P.O. Box 342, Minden Louisiana" [138] circa 1940s

Box 2

Studio portrait of a woman. Reverse, "Mitchell Studio, P.O. Box 342, Minden Louisiana" [139] circa 1940s

Box 1

Photo booth portrait of woman, caption "Mable Virginia Lyles Arcadia, LA" [010] undated

Box 1

Woman standing next to chair with house in background, caption "Minden, Louisiana, Talalie Mal Caldwell" [024] undated

Box 1

Two young men posing with two young women. Right side of photo is faded, caption "Etta B. Rushing, Mr. S. W. White of Arcadia, LA" [033] undated

Box 1

Swanson White poses on a chair in yard, caption "Swanson White photo" [068] undated

Box 1

Swanson White in suit and tie poses outside , caption "Mr. Swanson White Arcadia LA" [069] undated

Box 1

A Get Well Card with inserted photo, inscription, "Frankie". Reverse of photo, "Mitchell Studio, P.O. Box 342, Minden Louisiana" [128] undated

Box 2

Souvenir photo of a man in cardstock frame. Reverse caption: "Mr. A. Compliments of Mr. Judge Alexander, Arcadia Louisiana" [134] undated

Box 2

Three women in coats outside, etching caption, "Three Sisters". Reverse caption: Mrs. Mary Larden [?], Mrs. Pinki Harris, Mrs. Raslene Garry [?] of Clarks…[illegible]" [151] undated

 

California

Box 2

Man standing in front of a house [address: 1772 [?] St, oakland, ca [?] [152] circa 1940s

Box 2

Woman in front of Pullman Liquor Store 1722 7th street Oakland, CA. Reverse caption "S.P." [153] circa 1940s

Box 2

Woman crouched down with young child on sidewalk in front of Par-T-Pak advertisement [170] circa 1950s

Box 2

Man stands on steps in front of Victorian houses [188] circa 1950s

Box 2

Man stands next to steps of a Victorian house [194] circa 1950s

Box 2

Man stands in front of shelves of A/V equipment in store [185] circa 1960s

Box 2

Photo of two-story Victorian house with a car parked in front. [184] undated

Box 2

Woman leaning on stair railing [190] undated

Box 2

Young boy poses on sidewalk next to house [191] undated

Box 2

Two women sit in bar or restaurant. Reverse caption, "Ella Ann Liggons, 400 Ripley, Richmond, Calif." [197] undated

 

Souvenir National Park

Box 1

Oneonta Bluff and Tunnel Columbia River Hwy souvenir photo [097] undated

Box 1

Multnomah Falls Columbia River Highway Oregon souvenir photo [098] undated

Box 1

West Gate Yellowstone National Park at West Yellowstone souvenir photo [099] undated

Box 1

Vista House, Crown Point Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [100] undated

Box 1

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park souvenir photo [101] undated

Box 1

Upper Falls Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone souvenir photo [102] undated

Box 1

Great Falls of the Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [103] undated

Box 1

Sylvan Lake, Cody Way to Yellowstone souvenir photo [104] undated

Box 1

Rowena Loops-Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [105] undated

Box 1

Mother Bear and Her Three Cubs, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [106] undated

Box 1

Mt. Hood from Lost Lake, Oregon souvenir photo [107] undated

Box 1

Mitchell Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [108] undated

Box 1

Columbia River Gorge, Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [109] undated

Box 1

Lake Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [110] undated

Box 1

Inspiration Point, Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [111] undated

Box 1

Vista House, Crown Point Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [112] undated

Box 1

Gallatin Way to Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [113] undated

Box 1

Switchbacks of Top of Beartooth Plateau souvenir photo [114] undated

Box 1

Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Hwy souvenir photo [115] undated

Box 1

Aerial View of Bonneville Dam, Columbia River Hwy souvenir photo [116] undated

Box 1

Cooke City, Montana, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [117] undated

Box 1

Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [118] undated

Box 1

Eagle Nest Rock, Gardiner Canyon souvenir photo [119] undated

Box 1

Fire Hole River, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [120] undated

Box 1

Wahkeena Falls, Columbia River Hwy, Oregon souvenir photo [121] undated

Box 1

Shepperds Dell, Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [122] undated

Box 1

Horsetails Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon souvenir photo [123] undated

Box 1

Kepler Cascades, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [124] undated

Box 1

Cleopatra Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park souvenir photo [125] undated

 

Assorted

Box 1

Woman on bench holding infant with man's hand pointing at them, caption "Please send back Dorothy + Betty Jean I am borrowing this one to let you see Babe" [003] 1927

Box 1

Young boy sitting on porch with infant caption "Sunday May 2nd, 1927", reverse caption "Cecil and Betty Jean Gordon. Arnita Baby on our door steps" [026] 1927

Box 1

Young woman standing behind a burial mound , reverse Fox-Tone Print August 1953 [027] 1953

Box 1

A graduation portrait of a young woman in a cardstock frame, reverse, "Class of '67. Easton's Studio-Muskogee". [129] 1967

Box 2

Jinsun Park posing for a portrait, reverse caption, "To: my good America [sic] friend. 10 Sep, 1967 [?] from Korea [sic] friend Jinsun Park." [164] 1967

Box 1

A portrait of a man and woman sitting with a child each on their laps, reverse caption " Dad +Mother, Martha+Ella" [079] circa 1860s

Box 1

Woman in mourning dress, caption "Aunt Elizabeth Dearth-My Great Aunt" S.B. Brown, Photographer, 101 Westminster Street , Prov R.I. [031] circa 1870s

Box 1

Four women posed in front of building, three of them in uniform skirts [055] circa 1910s

Box 1

A portrait of Louie Heath in buttoned jacket on curved bench, reverse caption "Mr. Louie Heath Photo" [064] circa 1910s

Box 1

A young girl posing with umbrella in hand standing next to a chair with a clock on it, partial caption "S W---e[?]" [080] circa 1910s

Box 1

Man and woman posing for portrait [081] circa 1910s

Box 1

Man standing in suit and tie [086] circa 1910s

Box 1

Woman sitting with a 2 children standing beside her, reverse caption "Miss Edna Wimberly, Daughter Lucil [sic?] & Son Laufett" [088] circa 1910s

Box 1

A man in a suit and woman in a white dress pose for a portrait [091] circa 1910s

Box 1

A woman poses for a portrait, reverse caption "Best wishes to you, not very good Rosalene" [092] circa 1910s

Box 1

A fragment of a portrait of a woman sitting, reverse caption "Miss Sallie Bell Goree[?]" [093] circa 1910s

Box 1

Portrait of two young women [094] circa 1910s

Box 2

Three women stand on the steps of a walkway or bridge [150] circa 1910s

Box 1

Two men and older woman posing together with small child, caption "William Potter requests the favor of his mother to let him have a secret laboratory location unknown to the author" [032] circa 1920s

Box 1

Woman lying in grassy field, small house in background,reverse "Ewing Kodak Dept Baton Rouge LA" [046] circa 1920s

Box 1

Three women in white dresses in front of palm trees, man in background [051] circa 1920s

Box 1

Man in bowler hat and suit standing next to late 1910s/early 1920s Packard car, house in background [076] circa 1920s

Box 2

Diamond portrait of a woman [148] circa 1920s

Box 2

Photo of man and woman [145] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man wearing suit and hat [008] circa 1940s

Box 1

portrait of woman in front of backdrop [012] circa 1940s

Box 1

portrait of woman in front of backdrop [013] circa 1940s

Box 1

portrait of man [016] circa 1940s

Box 1

Man standing in yard by side of a house, caption "Spuds, Rice, Butter, Same kind meat, pork chop" [030] circa 1940s

Box 1

Four men in metal helmets standing on railroad tracks [050] circa 1940s

Box 2

Portrait of a man and woman on a lawn [154] circa 1940s

Box 2

Portrait of a man and woman on a lawn [155] circa 1940s

Box 2

Three men posing with etched caption, "Louie, Me, Shampson [?]" Reverse caption "With all my love, Charles" [156] circa 1940s

Box 2

Portrait of a man in a suit and tie [159] circa 1940s

Box 2

Portrait of a man in a suit and tie [160] circa 1940s

Box 2

Man in suit leaning next to a bar counter [147] circa 1950s

Box 2

Five children posing for photo on couch. Caption"Chris,Steve, Jary, Betsy, Jeff" [158] circa 1950s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [161] circa 1950s

Box 2

People seated at a table in the Rainbow Club [167] circa 1950s

Box 2

Man standing in unidentified bar. Reverse, caption "Mr. S[?] Charles [Unreadable]." [200] circa 1950s

Box 1

Man standing next to late 1940s Pontiac car, CA plate 3CZ 415, caption "8-'51" [005] circa 1951

Box 2

Five children posing for photo in yard. Caption"Chris 15, Betsy 8, Steve 16, Jeff 11, Jary 13" [157] circa 1960s

Box 2

Woman and man sitting in a bar [171] circa 1960s

Box 2

Two women and a man seated on a couch in a living room [172] circa 1960s

Box 2

Woman leaning over vanity table with a cigarette [173] circa 1960s

Box 2

Woman sitting at a bar [174] circa 1960s

Box 2

Woman and two men at bar counter [175] circa 1960s

Box 2

Woman and man standing next to car on the side of a street [176] circa 1960s

Box 2

Man standing in front of train car [177] circa 1960s

Box 2

Three men and a woman posing together [178] circa 1960s

Box 2

Two women sitting on a couch together in living room [179] circa 1960s

Box 2

Man in suit sitting on couch. Head of another man with cigarette in frame [180] circa 1960s

Box 2

Two women and a man seated on a couch in a living room [181] circa 1960s

Box 2

Two men sitting on an orange couch at night. Reverse, Polaroid Land ordering form. [182] circa 1960s

Box 2

A woman standing in front of a house [201] circa 1960s

Box 2

Framed photo of a man and woman in formal wear stand in front of a fireplace. [202] circa 1960s

Box 1

Portrait of man wearing polo and suit jacket [007] circa 1980s

Box 2

Three men in a commercial kitchen [189] Feb 1955

Box 1

Woman standing next to small house with large tree in background [002] undated

Box 1

Young woman standing on wooden fence man in background with jacket over his head [004] undated

Box 1

Young child sitting for portrait [006] undated

Box 1

portrait of woman in front of tropical patterned backdrop [011] undated

Box 1

portrait of girl in front of backdrop [014] undated

Box 1

portrait of girl in front of backdrop [015] undated

Box 1

portrait of woman in front of backdrop [017] undated

Box 1

portrait of woman in front of backdrop [018] undated

Box 1

Man and woman standing together outdoors, caption "Sula Maud Rushing 89" Fox Photo [019] undated

Box 1

Three young men standing together in a field, caption "Mr. S.S. Issacc Mr. Tommie Bell Mr T.S. Issacc" Fox Photo [020] undated

Box 1

Three young men standing together in a field, caption "Sallie Sallie Jackson" Fox Photo [021] undated

Box 1

Man sitting in a chair in a field, reverse Fox Photo [022] undated

Box 1

Man standing in front of small house with snow on ground, reverse Fox Photo [023] undated

Box 1

Man standing in muddy field [025] undated

Box 1

Two men facing each other in a playful boxing stance in "Just Pals" frame [028] undated

Box 1

Woman in white dress standing in field in front of palm trees [029] undated

Box 1

Two young women in matching skirts and blouses facing each other and holding each other's hand. [035] undated

Box 1

Two women posed with two young boys on beach [036] undated

Box 1

Young woman in cap and gown graduation portrait [037] undated

Box 1

Young woman in cap and gown graduation portrait [038] undated

Box 1

Man in wheelchair holding young child in front of house [039] undated

Box 1

Portrait of man wearing a hat in front of backdrop [040] undated

Box 1

Portrait of man wearing a hat & glasses in front of backdrop [041] undated

Box 1

Young girl in front of steps of house, caption "Little [unreadable]" [042] undated

Box 1

Woman holding baby standing In field in front of trees [043] undated

Box 1

Young woman in cap and gown graduation portrait [044] undated

Box 1

Young child sitting in a chair in a field [045] undated

Box 1

Blurred photo of seven women posing together in field with trees in the background, reverse "Ewing Kodak Dept Baton Rouge LA" [047] undated

Box 1

Man and woman posing in front of dilapidated building [048] undated

Box 1

Four children, two boys and two girls, posed sitting on grass in front of side of a house [049] undated

Box 1

Woman interacting with two young children in grassy yard, man and another woman in background [052] undated

Box 1

Woman posing on stool in front of house, caption "Manila White" [053] undated

Box 1

Blurred photo of 5-7 women posing in car, "Ewing Kodak" [054] undated

Box 1

Young woman in cap and gown graduation portrait [056] undated

Box 1

Man in suit poses for portrait [057] undated

Box 1

Man in suit and tie poses for portrait [058] undated

Box 1

Man in suit and tie poses for portrait [059] undated

Box 1

Man in suit poses for portrait [060] undated

Box 1

Man in suit, tie and hat poses for portrait, caption "from Ike to Babydoll" [061] undated

Box 1

Young man posing in suit and tie in yard, identical jacket to Swanson White [067] undated

Box 1

Baby posed in armchair [070] undated

Box 1

Baby posed on hardback chair, caption "From Baby" [071] undated

Box 1

Two girls stand and toddler sits on tricycle in front of porch, reverse "E.W. Frazier Photographer" [072] undated

Box 1

Woman stands next to young man sitting in makeshift wheelchair-a chair affixed to a wagon [073] undated

Box 1

4 young children posing in yard for portrait [074] undated

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit in tie, reverse caption "I, Jacob" [075] undated

Box 1

Man and woman pose in oval portrait, reverse caption "Mrs. Hallie Russo [?]" [077] undated

Box 1

Annie Bell Ware standing with umbrella, reverse caption "Miss Annie Bell Ware" [078] undated

Box 1

A woman sitting in a chair in front of cloth backdrop [082] undated

Box 1

A woman posed standing in front of cloth backdrop [083] undated

Box 1

A woman standing in front of wooden structure, reverse caption "Mrs. William Coppmer [?] Mrs. Rosilean Rushing [?] Claremore OKLa" [084] undated

Box 1

Miss Hawk standing with her younger sister in front of cloth backdrop, caption "Miss Hawk and her sister" reverse caption "Miss Hawk and her little sister." [085] undated

Box 1

Man sitting at desk with typewriter [087] undated

Box 1

A man sitting for a portrait [089] undated

Box 1

A young boy poses for a portrait , caption "J.E. Miller K.C. MO", reverse caption, "Mr. Cecial [sic?] Harris 1007 ----[?]KC, MO" [090] undated

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit and tie [095] undated

Box 1

Portrait of woman, reverse caption "Eula Mae[?]" [096] undated

Box 1

Boy holding small dog sitting against a brick building. [130] undated

Box 1

A crowd on a beach [131] undated

Box 1

Young boy standing in front of a waterfall [132] undated

Box 1

Bear standing near the side of a road [133] undated

Box 2

Portrait of young man in suit and tie [135] undated

Box 2

Portrait photo of a young girl [143] undated

Box 2

Portrait photo of a young girl [144] undated

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [149] undated

Box 2

Portrait of a man. Reverse caption "49Q" [165] undated

Box 2

Man in polo leaning on railing. [166] undated

Box 2

Blurred photo of young woman standing in front of houses and a picket fence [168] undated

Box 2

Young woman standing in a yard [169] undated

Box 2

Photo of two-story home surrounded by trees. Reverse caption, "Old Home at Goshin [sic], Connecticut". [183] undated

Box 2

Man and woman sit at a bar counter [186] undated

Box 2

Two men and a woman sitting at a bar together. [187] undated

Box 2

A man and woman in white server uniforms stand behind bar counter [192] undated

Box 2

Child crouches and smiles towards the camera [193] undated

Box 2

Bartender in white server uniform wipes counter and smiles behind the bar counter [195] undated

Box 2

Three young girls sit on the grass with Easter baskets [196] undated

Box 2

A group of 14 people dressed in formal wear gather around a table laid with food. [198] undated

Box 2

A portrait of a woman with flowers in her hair [199] undated

Box 1

Man standing in front of a house [address: 1772 [?] St, Oakland, ca [?] [152] circa 1940s

 

Ephemera

Physical Description: 1 postcard and 1 dentist appointment card

Series Scope and Content Summary

1 postcard and 1 dentist appointment card
 

Postcard with caption, "4 Reasons I like Women Over Forty: 1. They Don't Tell, 2. They Don’t Yell 3. They Don’t Swell 4. And They're Grateful as Hell" reverse, "Laff Card, Cooper's Photo Gt Falls, Mont." undated

 

Appointment Card, "Dr. Galen H. Drury, Dr. M.G. Harvey Exodontia. 414 13th street (3rd Floor) Oakland 12. Calif." Reverse, stamped "Dr. Longfellow Clark" undated