Rev. Gassaway standing in a bowl of sacred water. Rev. Gassaway preaching the Sunday sermon.


Photographs by Gordon Parks
Photos courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Left Photo - Washington, D.C. (August 1942)  Reverend Vondell Gassaway, pastor of the Saint Martin's Spiritual Church standing in a bowl of sacred water banked with roses, each of which he blesses and gives to a member who has been anointed and prayed for by a long line of disciples during the annual "flower bowl demonstration."

Right Photo - Washington, D.C. (July 1942)  Reverend Vondell Gassaway, pastor of the Saint Martin's Spiritual Church, preaching the Sunday sermon.

 


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Credits:
Photographs by Gordon Parks, Courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The Reverend Vondell Gassaway standing in a bowl of sacred water - Reproduction Number  LC-USZ62-91455 DLC.  Created/Published, August 1942.  From the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

The Reverend Gassaway preaching the Sunday sermon at Saint Martin's Spiritual Church.  Reproduction Number  LC-USZ62-91454 DLC.  Created/Published, July 1942.  From the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

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