Taken in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary
Around 1935, these boys were photographed in their Sunday best, which included knickerbockers. “They’re wearing knockers,” commented Leonard Smith, who grew up in the era, upon seeing this photograph. “You were dressed up then.” In the rear is Henry “Buck” Johnson, and in the front row, far right, is Charles Dory. Dory as a teen was a star basketball player for Lakeland High School and went on to work as a cook for the railroad. He was also a deacon of the First Baptist Church of College Park. (Courtesy of the Randall family.)
Fourth-generation Lakelander Lisa Hollomand started learning to skate at the Wells Rink in College Park. Her teacher recognized her talent and her parents invested in years of private lessons. Between high school and college, from 1985 to 1987, Hollomand performed for two tours with Disney on Ice. This photograph was taken during a performance in 1985. After her tours, she taught skating at a number of area skating rinks. (Courtesy of Mary Day Hollomand.)
At dedication of James Adams Park
As a young man, Lakelander Donald Weems was so moved by the racism he experienced while in the United States Army, he developed a new way of looking at his role in the world. Weems took the name Kuwasi Balagoon, which in Yoruban means “son of the warrior god born on Sunday.” The name mirrors the way in which he saw himself: as a solider in the army for Black liberation. Balagoon was a leader in the Black Panther Party and an internationally published poet and essayist. (Courtesy of Diane Weems Ligon.)
Oldest three children of Carol and Jean Ann Matthews they are from left to right Carol Jean, Barrett and Avis Matthews.
top left lot on Lakeland's eastern section, top right image Charles and Etelka Lomax, second row Little New Zion Fire Baptized Holiness Church of the Americas, bottom image Lakeland's Hall on Navahoe Street
Portrait of Lakelander, Amos Guss, Lived on Lakeland Rd.
Lakeland girls Ruby Briscoe and Gladys Conley jitterbug on a Newark, New Jersey, street in the 1940s. They were like many others who migrated to industrial cities for the plentiful jobs that were available during World War II. Briscoe, later Ruby Tynes, made New Jersey her home. Conley returned to Maryland and was a school teacher in St. Mary’s County. Both retained lifelong ties to their family and friends in Lakeland. (Courtesy of the Gray family.)
There is another copy of this image in the archive from another collection
City Council portrait
Joseph G. Brooks was born in 1871 and married his wife Rosa in 1896. As of 1910, he was living in a mortgage-free home on Lakeland Road with his wife and seven children. According to oral history, he lost his arm while working with a rail switching operation. Around the opening of the 20th century, the Brooks and Johnson families moved from the eastern section of Lakeland to the central section, an area populated by whites.
Hattie Walls Williams Nee Dyce
Sick visit, Agnes Gross, unknown, Pauline Gray, Dessie Randall Thomas
Earlene Williams in Lakeland Road at age 15
Harry Braxton Sr and two others
Lakeland Elementary School student during the 1945-46 school year
Brother of Elizabeth C. Adams
Elmore Poole and John Brooks in an image taken on the eastern side of Lakeland
Charles "Duck" Russell moved to Lakeland in the early 1900s to raise a family. After being widowed, he remarried and raised a second family. Russell worked for the City and Suburban Railway of Washington on the streetcar line that passed through Lakeland.
Hattie "Dora" Campbell Chappell
Dervey Lomax, Karen Hampton, Anna and Dermot Owens