Black Family 2021 Photo Series #2

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James Marshall Bright with sons (left to right) Ralph, Lewis, and Marshall





According to the Baltimore Afro American Newspaper, the Bright family was one of the oldest African American Maryland families, with connections in #HowardCountyMaryland, #MontgomeryCountyMaryland, and #OldWestBaltimore. The family was connected to #StJohnsAMEChurch (Old West Baltimore) and #EpiscopalChurchofStMaryTheVirgin (#HistoricSetonHill in Baltimore)


James was a Baltimore postal worker for over 30 years, as was his son Marshall and Ralph was a Baltimore City school principal.


Photograph taken circa 1905 by noted African American photographer #JohnJones (located in #HistoricSetonHill)


This image is part of a larger #BrightFamilyCollection within the Nanny Jack & Co Archives


Colorized courtesy of #DeOldify and #MyHeritage


Image courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives


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