[St. Lukes U.A.M.E. Church, West Chester, Pennsylvania Photograph].
C.1920s photograph during the pastorate of Rev. Edward S. Rice, later U.A.M.E. bishop of Pennsylvania-Maryland
C.1920s photograph taken in front of St. Luke’s Union American Methodist Episcopal (U.A.M.E.) Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The photograph, taken by long-time West Chester, photographer Joseph W. Belt, depicts a group of African-American men and women, likely church leaders. A sign on the brick wall includes a reference to Peter Spencer, founder of the African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church from which the U.A.M.E. church separated in 1865. The sign notes that the current pastor was Rev. E.S. Rice. Rev. Edward S. Rice later served as U.A.M.E. bishop of Pennsylvania-Maryland.
Description: [St. Lukes U.A.M.E. Church, West Chester, Pennsylvania Photograph].
W. Chester, Pa. [West Chester, Pennsylvania], Belt Studio, c.1920s. Mounted Photograph. 10 x 12 inches (overall); 6½ x 8¼ inches (image). Gelatin silver process. Some soil to mount; very good.