Matthew Chavis in a ship mess hall, around 1947-1948 (from the Aletha Chavis album, from the page labeled “This one I married!“). The ship is almost certainly the USS General William Mitchell; Chavis is listed on its rolls from 1946 to early 1948. Matthew Chavis married Aletha Emanuel on January 2nd, 1958, in Alameda, California. A Portland Family Album - 1995 exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery http://www.blueskygallery.org/exhibition/a-portland-family-album-self-portrait-of-an-african–american-community/#1
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