Material History of American Religion Project

Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943

Anointing
Gordon Parks
August 1942
Washington, D.C.

Spiritual churches concern themselves with the concrete problems of their members. In order to improve their fate, the congregation may seek prophecies from their leaders. Reverend Gassaway is giving the blessing of the Spirit, which includes messages and healing, to a church member.

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