Taken in 1917, this photograph shows Shilo Baptist Church, located at NE 74th Avenue and Everett Street, Portland. Among the pictured members of the congregation are: Alice Drew, Max Oliver, Marie B.Smith, Edward W. Smith, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Bower, Ida Thompson, Oscar Johnson, Bessie James, Gardner Eastman, Mr. Thompson, and the Rev. Geo. Gardner. Marie Smith was the first female president of the Portland NAACP, in 1949-50, and the founder of the Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1950. 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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