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Author Topic: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)  (Read 7102 times)

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Offline Randy Meadows

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Check out this photo...
Who does that  man sitting down look like?  ...

I have to admit that he favors Charlie Patton.

Notice the Preacher holding the bible.
This was taken in Mississippi 1920s...



« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 04:03:10 AM by RSKKZ- Randy Meadows »
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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 06:56:47 PM »
I don't think so, the shape of the head is different, the forehead is shorter and  the features are in a different place on the head to my eye.

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 07:23:18 PM »
He certainly isn't just happen to be sitting down.  Everyone is staged overall by the photographer.
What would attract such a crowd? .. His suit collars and shirt are the same as Charlie's, his hair is a white mans look, his shoes are hard to tell.
But Ive read and heard many descriptions of him and this looks alot like the usual description.
We only have one photo to compare to so who knows...
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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 07:56:05 PM »
Hi Randy,

Do you have more info, or informed speculation, on the date and location?

It's a pretty unusual shot for sure. Personally I don't think it's Charlie though, the mouth is wrong, and he seems a tad too pale.

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 09:08:12 PM »
I agree that there is a resemblance but I don't think it's him.
I do have a theory on the occasion.  The man in question is the only one sitting except the woman sitting on his lap.  They are in the center of the picture, right next to the preacher.  I suspect it is their wedding picture.  Why else would she be sitting in such a familiar way with him, at church, next to the preacher?
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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 02:32:46 AM »
has the photo been removed?

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 04:09:58 AM »
(Semmes Chapel)  Benton County, MS near Canaan and Holly Springs...circa 1920s
Wedding sounds logical and wow, thats alot of people for a wedding, if so...
 (they were popular folks) it seems
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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 04:55:34 AM »
Wedding was my thought as well, as she's dressed in white. Maybe one of the Preacher's family as there's a group next to the couple that seems prominent? Perhaps the turnout is a shot of the congregation with important people in it ? There seems to be special forward positioning of 3 men who are separated from the crowd on the right and one on the left as well.
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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 04:59:51 AM »
Wrong ears

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 05:21:09 AM »
Looks like wrong nose to me too. Rather patrician. Could be a time-travelling John Kerry.

I agree it looks like a wedding. I imagine a wedding at the time in a small town like Holly Springs would have been a pretty big draw as an event.

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 05:38:42 AM »
doesn't look like patton to me at all.
awesome photo, though, do you have it in a larger format?

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 06:02:46 AM »

My first thought was "no" but then "maybe".

I reckon the guy looks about 25 though and Patton was born in 1891 so that by 1925 he was 34.

I'd love to know the precise date of the photo.

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 06:03:37 AM »
Yes, I agree, very cool photo regardless.

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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2013, 06:10:26 AM »
I'd also ask for a post of the photo in a larger format, if possible (or a link to a larger online version).  It's a great photo with lots of historical info, and it would be fun to be able to go over it in more detail.


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Re: Man sitting by Preacher while everyone else stands- 1920s-(Patton?)
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2013, 08:18:56 AM »
Here is a large size,
"Semmes Chapel- Michigan City, Ms - circa 1920"

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