8200 Rhode Island Avenue Leonard Smith and Mamie McCorkle
Subject: Social Clubs
Photos from the Senior Citizen's picnic in July 1991.
On parade along Lakeland Rd
Leonard and Audrey Smith, share a table with another with another party goer, Margarete Walls during an American Legion sponsored event.
Nine Wonders Social Club event
Duchess Social Club in 1942
Duchesses social club during a formal dance at Lakeland's hall
duchess club white gowns with sashes (Source: master photo log.xls)
Den Mother's Card for Agnes Gross with Lakeland's troop. Right is a photo of her Mother in Law Rosie Gross. Mrs. Rosie Gross is seated in her home on Pierce Ave
Violetta Sharps, Miss Lakeland 1963, greets the crowd during that year’s Elks Day Parade. Among the groups marching that day was Lakeland’s own majorettes. This parade was one of many that took place over the years in the Lakeland community. The Elks’ parades promoted healthy competition between lodges throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Captured in the photo below, marching down Lakeland Road, is one of several marching bands invited to participate. (Courtesy Pearl Lee Campbell and James Edwards III.) .
In the 1940s and 1950s much of the organized entertainment in Lakeland was provided by social clubs. The Counts’ escorts are, left to right (first row), Evelyn Giles Tyner, Mary Weems Braxton, Mary Walls Weems, Bernice Lancaster Walls, Julia Mack Carroll, Mary Douglas Tolson, and Dorothy Mack Allen; (second row) Pearl Brooks Briscoe, Gertrude Walls Corprew, Florence Wethers, Mary Brooks Brewer, and Elizabeth Mack.
Florance Weatthers Gray Lee, Mary Walls Weems, Pearl Briscoe, Cecelia Brooks, Gertrude Walls Corprew at Lakeland's Hall
Located in the western section of Lakeland, the Elks Home, seen here circa 1965, was owned and operated by the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, an organization created in 1899 in answer to the exclusion of African Americans from the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The group was a social and charitable fraternal organization. To raise funds, it hosted regular events that were open to those living in Lakeland and the surrounding communities. Most fondly remembered are the annual carnivals held on the grounds of the building, and the parades through the streets of Lakeland.
Duchess Club with cake dark skirts and light tops with flower (Source: master photo log.xls)
This archive also holds another copy of this image from another family collection
Photo of Veterans with notes on rear
In the 1940s and 1950s much of the organized entertainment in Lakeland was provided by social clubs. These clubs met monthly at the homes of the members. Dinners were part of the gathering and provided the host an opportunity to showcase both their cooking ability and their tableware. The Duchesses and the Counts social clubs sponsored an annual formal dance at Lakeland Hall and sometimes posed for professional photographs. The Duchesses social club was photographed here during their 1947 evening social event. They are, from left to right, Mary Walls Weems, Cecilia Brooks Stewart, Gertrude Walls Corprew, Evelyn Giles Tyner, Florence Wethers, Martha Edwards, Pearl Brooks Briscoe, and Eliza Gray.
From parade sponsored by Lakeland's Elk's
In the 1940s and 1950s much of the organized entertainment in Lakeland was provided by social clubs. These clubs met monthly at the homes of the members. Dinners were part of the gathering and provided the host an opportunity to showcase both their cooking ability and their tableware. The Duchesses and the Counts social clubs sponsored an annual formal dance at Lakeland Hall and sometimes posed for professional photographs. The Counts appear here in formal tails and white gloves. The gentlemen are, left to right (left row) Gasson Bradford Sr., James Weems, Anderson Walls, George Walls, Charles Carroll, and Harry Braxton Sr.; (right row) Mack Allen, John Webster, William Sharps, Aubrey Corprew, Chesley Mack, and Ashby Tolson.
At First Baptist Church of College Park
Studio image taken in Washington DC