Shinnecock Photo Project attempts to reinforce our connection to the land and aims to present ourselves in a web-based portraiture platform. This project is led by enrolled Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal member photographer Jeremy Dennis.

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Legacy Photos
Sunday School Picnic 1944

Collection: Unknown

Date: 1944

Type of Material: Photograph

Source: Beverly Jensen’s Shinnecock Indian Nation Book 2015

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Shinnecock Indian Reservation

Creator: Courtesy Shirley Smith

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


Every summer, the Shinnecock Presbyterian Church holds a Sunday school picnic, usually at one of the tribal beaches. This 1944 Sunday school picnic took place on the lawn of Edna Eleazer. Pictured are, from left to right, (first row) Douglas Carl and Mabel Dyson holding Eleanor Franklin (left) and Phyllis Butler (right); (second row) Joyce Franklin, Gary Carl, Lillian Lee, and Alice Franklin; (third row) Vivian Carle. (Courtesy of Shirley Smith)

Caption and image from Beverly Jensen’s Shinnecock Indian Nation Book 2015



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