Reverend Clara Smith annointing Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman (janitor). Is this a double exposure or is there also a pastor annointing another woman?
This was at the "flower bowl demonstration," a service held once a year at the St. Martin's Spiritual Church. Reverend Vondell Gassaway was the pastor - I just don't understand the composition of this photo. It wasn't meant to be artistic, just to record an event.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Parks, Gordon, photographer ... show more