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In front of the Pilgrim Baptist church on Easter Sunday

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (26 x 34.3 cm)
Paper: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Baptists were by far the South Side's largest denomination. The photographers visited imposing Pilgrim Baptist Church, then one of Chicago's largest churches, and home to renowned choirmaster, composer, music publisher, and "Father of Gospel" Thomas Dorsey and singer Mahalia Jackson. Photographing after a service, Lee caught parishioners as they stopped to chat outside the graceful Sullivan and Adler building that had once been a synagogue.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 103.2003