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Letter to the congregation of the Pentecostal church

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

During services at All Nations Pentecostal Church, the photographers were briefly permitted inside. Elder Lucy Smith, the remarkable founder and leader of All Nations, was one of the best-known leaders of working class congregations. A "healer" and regular radio personality, she had managed in a mere ten years to leave a storefront and establish her congregation in the large, modern church building shown here.

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Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 92.2003