Kansas City, Tulsa, Buffalo: 1921-1929. Album. This 11.5” x 7” album contains about 65 b/w photographs, most approximately 5” x 3.5” or 4.5” x 2”. Some of the photos have been trimmed to shape. Seven or eight pieces of ephemera (greeting cards, business cards, medical treatment receipt, news clippings, etc.) Three sepia portrait photos, including one of Hardy, are laid-in. Overall, in very nice shape. Some photos have minor edge-wear or are cut to shape. Several have missing or creased corners, and a person has been excised from one group image. Minor wear to the album cover. This very nice group of photos shows young, well-to-do African-American men and women. One shows a Hardy carrying a large traveling bag; one shows destruction from the Tulsa Race Riot; two show men and women in graduation robes, and many are posed shots of family or friends with several taken at the “Scout” statue in Kansas City, Missouri. The ephemera includes several business cards from professionals of color (physician, dentist, chemistry professor), a treatment receipt from the University of Michigan Health Service, several greeting cards (one with a photo of Hardy’s wife, Marie), and a later mid-1930s news clipping of Miss Eva Bateman (Noles) who had been accepted as the first African-American student to attend the E. J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Very good. Item #008944
1940 census records show that the Hardys, both college graduates, lived in Buffalo, New York, and that Herbert was a railroad steward. Bateman-Noles went on to a distinguished nursing career and retired as the Director of Nursing at Buffalo’s famed Roswell Park Cancer Institute.