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Rattley Photographs Page 3

     This is an early 1900's photograph of Edna Rattley (holding baby), daughter of John and Sarah Rattley, with her cousins Estelle (front seat) and Cora (middle seat) Tate.   The woman in the backseat is unidentified.  In the background is Grace AME Zion Church.

     Grace A.M.E. Zion Church still stands on South Brevard Street.  It was known to have an especially refined congregation.  Anyone interested in Charlotte's African American history of this era should read Janette Greenwood's Bittersweet Legacy (UNC Press). This paragraph written by Dan Morrill

     Cora L. Butler Brown (1865-1898) is one of the twin daughters of Joseph and Nancy Butler.

     This is an undated photograph of Nancy Davidson Butler (1829-1901) who was "free" prior to the Civil War.

Rev. Robert P. Wyche, pastor of the 7th Street Presbyterian Church, earned an Arts & Sciences degree from Biddle Memorial Institute in 1877.

This photo of Samuel Pride, an early principal of Myers Street School, was taken by the J.H. Van Ness photo studio of Charlotte.  Pride is also in the 1881 Rattley wedding photo.

     This Baumgarten photo is of R. P. Bearden, grandfather of artist Romare Bearden.

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