Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 212

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(EDUCATION.) OBLATE SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE. Rt. Rev. W. W.T. Russell, Mgr. J.T. McElroy, Rev. Fitzgibbons, Oblate Sisters of Providence and Pupils of Saint Peters and Immaculate Conception Schools, Charleston, S.C., 1921. Silver print photograph, 7- 1/2x9- 1/2 inches; one inch diagonal crease at top right corner, inscribed and dated on the reverse. Charleston, 1921

Additional Details

While most African Americans are Protestants i.e., Methodist Episcopal or Baptist, a significant community of approximately two million Catholics does exist. Founded in 1829, the order of Oblate Sisters of Providence was organized specifically to educate black children. This photograph shows the children of two schools in Charleston.