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Ik k City itS hotels hoteIs where he has eon eonite condp + COllre
ite dp re control control of th the 11i1 hirlhg i1n of the bell belli belldn belli11n
dn i < n and the management of them themhen themItfll theme1Lploved
hen employe empl yed there may be found11ll found foundu
11ll u 1 r oil 1 H seasons ea8 ns of of the rear many young youngJiji youngn
Jiji 111 n ambitious to obtain an educa educaworking educaltq educaWorking
ltq working rking away a vay studying between betweeni betweenperiods
earn > i jpr < T periods and saving their earn earnlis earnII
II lis for the day when they can af affnl aff ofr
fnl f r fl ild l + l to t spend all of their time in 1n the thehnol thelonl theth
¼ hnol th O1 hor house e Chief ChiefLee Lee as lie ll is isfinMy isfllHdl isrtll
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ll ii 1t to the rescue of the tb poor descry deservT deserr11
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T I 1 f no man of ofpromJse promise hasver has leer ap a aI
i Jttdt1 + i 1a i to Edward k E Lee in vaJn vaJnall v I Jf U Urt
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MR MR EDW ED W 4Rn Rf1 E L E New Y Yrk I rk N Y
B KiEA I Uew ew H Bedford t Mass u ass
A Great Colored AnH ArliltJames AritgJames AnHJames i
James Es E Reed a North Carolinian Goes to toRhode toRhode r rRhode
Rhode Island and Wins First Place as asa asaPhotographerA a aPhotographer aPhotographerA
Photographer PhotographerA A Successful Af AfroADleri AfroADlerican roAmeri roAmerican >
can Who Keeps in Touch With His Race Raceand Raceand 0 0and
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and is Honored by It ItMr It1Itr
Mr i Ir James E Reed the leading pho photographer phO phOtoglupher nhorr1 ¬ =
tographer tob tobcomes rr1 aIher in New 1e T Bedford 1 Mass Masscomes 1tfasscomes ass F FaIher
comes in for a small share of space spaceiii spncein spaceiu =
iii this issue of The Colored American AmericanMr merican mericanlr s sX11
Mr lr Reeds name is almost a household householdword householdyord e eword
word in New ew Bedford where for the thepast thepast thepast
past twenty years he has conducted conducteda
a most successful business In the thehomes thehomes 1 J Jhomes
homes of the best citizens of this thisstaitl thisstaitland staidand staid staidand
and aristocratic town to may be found foundand foundJ foundJand foundand
and seen the work of Mr lr Reed It Itwin ItwIllbe Iti
win wIllbe i ID Ue e nee news s perhaps to many TT TTof r rof a b bof
of The Colored American wi wj Tj > f ii dv lve e to tofar m mthe iothe
the thep far South to know that le Mv u uis 4J
is p not judged by the color colorand of iv I tkn tknand t n nand
and that his patrons are not oatorV1 oatorV1to + ntil I Ito
to the people of his race His r ss s shas SS SSDas l lhas
has been built upon merit alone Hej Hejhas H HlIas Ael1aS
has grown in his profession and hs hskept his haskept
kept up with the rapid progress that thathas thathas thathas y
has been made in the photographic photographicart
art fi rt Mr Reed has shown sho wn beyond sue successful 1UCcessful ¬ s scessful
cessful contradiction what is possible possiblefor possiblefor possiblefor
for an AfroAmerican to accomplish accomplishwho accomplishvho a awho
who has pluck enterprise and intelli intelligence intelligence intelllgenre ¬
gence to make e his business the equal equalif
if not the superior of those competing competingin competlngin 4 j jin
in the same line of business bn iness He is a aproduct Uproduct aproduct
product of the South SouthHe SouthHe
He was Vag born of free parentage InPerquimans inPer in inPerquimans f
Per Perquimans q u1n1aus County North Carolina CarolinaJanuary CarolinaJanuary
Jan Janeats January u qu ary 31 1864 The first fourteen fourteenyears fourte n nyears
years eats of his life was spent on his hisfathers liis liisfathers 111sfathers
fathers farm and went to school asmuch as asmuch i3 i3much
much as he could between the season seasonas seasonas seasonas
as the school term term a was only onlyour onlyourmonths fourmonths four fourmonths
months in the year In 1876 his par parents pllrents ¬ k kt
ents removed from North CarolinaTewBedford Carolina Carolinato t s seats
to New ti TewBedford Bedford Mass i ass two years later laterI lateroung f
1 Virrmtrht North T by his hl5J hisfather hishe r ryoung
young oung Reed Ree o d i Woo was Tas brought
Ui JJta JJtafather
J March 6 1878 1878and 187 187I
father where There he arrived E s sand
and nd after attending the public schoolsNew schools schoolsof SCh ools oolsof
I of New N ev Bedford two years ears he then thenmade thenllulde
ofmade to work Oc Ocro October OcS
made up l 1J his hi s mind go
ro 1880 locn irt he secured cas iir0ri prrmlovment prrmlovmentlouer employment emploYJDentas
28 S
to toas louer tober bel o O HJV w
as an ill tl errand boy in Mr Geo F Far FarT Iarlovs r ras t tlows
T galleries niisiTMocf And Ann n n1OWS ol olhis ofcareer
lows 1OWS photograph JJUULUfj pho D Dhis
Richi ts s book bookEvidences a
his career there in Jook JookEvidences
hisEvidences Evidences of Progress Prog ress Amo I Y Colored ColoredPeople ColoredPeople ColoredPeople °
People we find the th e follow fo11o ig Mr MrParlow lirI i iI
Parlow I allow found that the youn man pos possessed possessed 1 1very
ti of minda mind mindlind mindnd
sessed a essed essedfurl very excellent qualiti qual q ualiti
lind furl nd as a u e idence of his appreciation appreciationi RlJllreciatlonhsked n1 1 1sked reciation
i U like Illrrw to ± r lAfl1n lAfl1nHeadley learl1 learl11e lean i
T would Tould
hsked a sked ° 1 11 f E4h he
4h Jtography aphyI I need not ad adat add adde
1e e art O o 111 jl ptogl ptoglt
too glad to aca aceejt ac
at a t Mr f 1 t 1 was
mastering tering theProf the
cel eejt t t the e z J a r After
PIOf sslonhe D e worke worked < l f an assistant assistantaw assistantto
until J8 v vartnership 1 n he hefQrmed
to o f Par1a PanlQw aw u
formed artnership ParGner ParGnerHeadley chi ith Hi PG PGa 1 P C
white mw ma The TheV ThetYoyoung
Headley jr a your
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tYoyoung two young nb n bv bvS tlght t
h lE1 rY S 1 1profession There MrR llr Rer ec und Ad learnel his hisi
i pr profession fession T11is nt rif Ileadley IleadleyReei 1leadleyollt1IT17
Reei Re eontinuedm ollt1IT17 d 111 ls ISl f 4until Tyntil R 1895 1895whe s swhe fy fybough
I t tere ueot ueotof1 >
Whe Mr tI1 Reed bou bough boughOf h
Of of1 M Headley TO TOwere Plies < a ac llB m mer
were er j warded c 3r ed as l by > y f fTheir far a1 tn i ro romen r
men iJ their heir line the ci 5 r r s t r4t itl itlTheir z 1 1Their
Their patrons were ere nu nuthe e g itU itUtfue
1 best people in N NTo Net e ethe < > < ht htT
the e very
interesting interestingwork ye > 01 01Vir
most i
To T me the 4 4r
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