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Christmas party at Colored Orphan Industrial Home, 1948

Posted on December 22, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
A pre-Christmas visit from Santa Claus highlighted the party given by the Lafayette Y-Teens December 20, 1948 for children at the Colored Orphans Home on Georgetown Street. Shown are, left to right, kneeling, Bobbie Lewis and Gordon Smith; Standing, William Cook, Betty McDowell, Henrietta Lewis and James Smith. Published in the Lexington Herald December 22, 1948. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

A pre-Christmas visit from Santa Claus highlighted the party given by the Lafayette Y-Teens on Dec. 20, 1948, for children at the Colored Orphan Industrial Home on Georgetown Street. The orphanage was founded in 1892 and became a cultural center in 1988, when children were no longer residents. Kneeling, Bobbie Lewis and Gordon Smith. Standing from left, William Cook, Betty McDowell, Henrietta Lewis and James Smith. Published in the Lexington Herald on Dec. 22, 1948. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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