Left middle - Irene H. Smith born in Lakeland. This picture was taken in their Washington Home. On lowest left photo is donor's father, Robert Lee Smith. Middle right is donor's sister holding her dog. All pictures on this page taken in Washington home, around/during Christmas. Donor's parents eloped to DC, near U street in the 40s.
The Christmas season served as portrait-taking time for Diane Weems and her younger brother, Donald Weems (Kuwasi Balagoon). This picture was taken around 1950 in the living room of the family home on Navahoe Street.
Joanne and Harry Braxton, Jr at Christmas in their Cleveland Ave Home,
Middle left photo is donor's mother and sister. Top right is a christmas tree. On top left is donor's mother, possibly with a young neighbor. All taken near Chistmas 1975.
Bottom left is donor's brother, Emmanual Smith, with his wife Ella on their wedding day. Middle left is their daughter, Adrienne (sp? Donor is unsure of spelling.) Rest of photos are from Christmas time.
The second and third pages of the album.
Their home was near Riggs Park, in Northeast, Washington, D.C but the family moved from Northeast DC to Ellicott City in 1987.
Back row Margaret Gross Gray, George Gray, Wilmer Gross, Agnes Harrison Gross front row Charles Smith, David Gray, Delphine Gross, Maxine Gross on Christmas at the home of George Henry and Agnes Gross on Cloud Avenue
At the home of George Gross on Cloud Avenue in Lakeland Rear left to right are Harriet Gross, unknown, unknown and unknown front are Charles Gray and George Gross
top left Christmas Dinner at Cloud Avenue top right Christmas at Cloud Avenue. Center George Henry and Agnes Gross Christmas morning at son's home on Pierce Avenue. Right Maxine Gross at home on Pierce Avenue. Bottom newspaper clipping on summer program at Lakeland school with UM students
At home of Viola Gross on Navahoe Street. Left to right are David Gray, Kevin Smith, Delphine Gross and Maxine Gross
Evening Star December 22, 1926 page 3 Ad "Get your holly, by golly" Advertising the sale of holly, Christmas trees and wreaths on sale 5 miles from the District on Washington-Baltimore boulevard by Pleasant Brown of Lakeland
Washington Post Page 18 Column Things Heard and Seen Several short stories make up the column. Only that relating to Lakeland is noted here. A woman was observed on the streetcar. The writer describes her as “big, fat, good natured colored woman” She boarded in the District of Columbia with a heavy bundle. When the car made a sudden stop the contents of her package, a turkey, fell to the floor. The woman picked up the bird and returned it to the container. She rode to Lakeland where she left the streetcar. The writer states the woman was on her way to Lakeland for “some kind of colored festival”.