8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

An elderly African-American woman in a wheelchair is in the center foreground of the image (close-up, from a low angle) with a single-story stucco house behind her, which is being worked on by two middle-age African-American men. In handwriting on the bottom front of the photo is the text in black felt pen, "Mary Melton's house needed a lot of work - work she can't do but neighborhood volunteers like Floyd Whitehead (c) and John McDonald get her home ready for a new painting." Also on front bottom is the credit stamp, "Tribune Photo by," with the photographer's name handwritten, "Howard G. Ford." Also there is a date stamp, "Aug 25 1992" and a stamp indicating "Photographer's Choice." Also on the front is the handwritten note, in blue ballpoint pen, "Before." No text or information appears on verso.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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