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PHOTODESCRIPTIONUNIT — Box: HUM 2.85 Box 1, Box: Folder 8 Identifier: HUM 2, HUM 2.85, HUM 2.85 (47)

Roscoe Simmons (second from left) sitting with (from left to right): Perry W. Howard, John R. Lynch, Robert Kratky (standing), and two other unidentified men, probably 1936


Probably a publicity photograph for the campaign to elect Kansas Governor Alf Landon, Republican Party nominee in the 1936 presidential election.


  • probably 1936


Open for research.


1 photographs : gelatin silver print ; ; print 21 x 26 cm (8 x 10 format))

Biographical / Historical

Born into slavery, John Roy Lynch (1847-1939) was the first African American Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives and among the first African Americans elected to the United States House of Representatives.

General note

Marked for publication. Identification of Perry W. Howard, John R. Lynch, and Robert Kratky based on other photographs.

Source of information

Title devised.


Repository Details

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