Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wordless Wednesday
Lamar Smith and Wife

Lamar Smith and wife Annie Clark Smith
Brookhaven, MS

Lamar Smith, Civil Rights Activist in the Family

Photograph from collection of great grandmother Mary Byrd Markham

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    1. I like pictures where he is seated and she is standing, different from what is expected.

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  2. Wonderful photo! The photo looks like it is from the late 1800s or early 1900s. The caption intrigues me. I know little about the civil rights movement prior to the 1950s and 60s. I'm hoping a future post might tell more about Lamar's role in the civil rights movement.

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    1. Several months ago, I wrote about Lamar. Here is the link to his story - http://betweenthegateposts.blogspot.com/2011/09/lamar-smith-civil-rights-activist-in.html

      I believe the photo is from the early 1900s.

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  3. I would guess the photo is from around 1910, judging from the clothes my grandparents wore about that time. I read the story from the link and looking at them in this photo and knowing they had no idea what lay ahead, something else. Beautiful portrait.

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    1. He was born in 1893. The couple appear to be in their early twenties. I agree with you that the photo is around 1910, early teens.

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  4. I have seen Lamar Smith referenced as a WWII veteran in many books. But his age seems to indicate he was a WWI veteran, as you right. Can you confirm this?

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    1. Lamar registered for World War 1, he has a draft registration card. It doesn't prove he served in WW1 but that is all I have. I will check with cousins and If I learn additional information, I will share here.

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