Who ARE these people?
The Alabama Department of Archives and History is teaming up with WSFA in an effort to learn more about photos from the Archives’ collections. Each month, a new group of photographs will be shown on WSFA’s Alabama Live and posted on the Archives website in the hopes that the public will recognize familiar faces or know something about the event or location captured in the pictures.
The photos are from the collections of three Montgomery-based photographers active in the mid-twentieth century, Horace Perry, John E. Scott, and Jim Peppler. Perry and Scott were based in Montgomery, in business together from about 1947 to 1952. They each continued working independently after that, Perry until about 1959 and Scott until the late 1980s.
Peppler was a staff photographer for The Southern Courier, a newspaper serving the local African American community from 1965 to 1968. After leaving the Courier he continued his career at Newsday in New York.
In addition to identifying individuals, the Archives is interested in any other details about the images, including corrections to the descriptions.
If you have information about these photographs contact Meredith McDonough, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 334-353-5442.
Lion who played Elsa in BORN FREE in front of the Holiday Inn Midtown at 924 Madison Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama. (John Engelhardt Scott, photographer) .
Children collecting used newspapers. (Jim Peppler, photographer) .
Woman dancing at the Laicos Club in Montgomery, Alabama, during a performance by the Sheiks. (Jim Peppler)
Women in the audience during a performance of the James Brown Show at the Alabama State College Arena in Montgomery, Alabama. (Jim Peppler) .
Boy skating in the street in front of a public housing project on Smythe Curve in Montgomery, Alabama, during Christmas vacation. (Jim Peppler, photographer)
Group of children beside a building made of corrugated metal in Newtown, a neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama.
December 5, 1959. “Beatnik Party,” possibly at the home of Starr and Virginia Smith, Montgomery, AL. (John E. Scott, photographer) .
November 24, 1966. Crowd in the bleachers during homecoming activities, Alabama State College (ASU), Montgomery, AL. (Jim Peppler, photographer) .
Circa 1955. Eads Quartet and young woman seated at a piano. WBAM radio studio, Montgomery, AL. (Horace Perry, photographer)
1950. A man and boy stand beside an award-winning hog, the boy wearing an Autauga County 4-H shirt and an award ribbon. (Horace Perry, photographer) .
Oct. 1966. Girl Scouts at the homecoming parade for Booker T. Washington High School, Montgomery, AL. The photo was taken for (but not used in) a photo spread in The Southern Courier, Oct. 29-30, 1966. (Jim Peppler, photographer). .
Oct. 27, 1954. Boys with bicycles won in a contest, possibly sponsored by The Montgomery Examiner newspaper, Montgomery, AL. (John E. Scott, photographer)
Circa 1956. Classroom at Nazareth Catholic Mission, Montgomery. The mission provided a school for African-American children. (Horace Perry, photographer) .
September 8, 1969. Cheerleaders, Jeff Davis High School, Montgomery, holding hamburgers for a Beef Month promotion sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. (John E. Scott, photographer) .
September, 1966. Men working on a tractor at a cotton gin near Mount Meigs, Montgomery County. Photo appeared that month in The Southern Courier newspaper. (Jim Peppler, photographer)
August 12, 1965. Officers and board members of the Garden Club of Alabama, meeting at the Montgomery Country Club on Narrow Lane Rd. Montgomery, Alabama. (John E. Scott, photographer) .
1965-68 circa. Young girl leaning against a handrail on the front porch steps of a house, probably in Montgomery, Alabama. (Jim Peppler, photographer) .
Men and boys gathered around a bag of crimson clover seed at an auction at the Lions barbecue, Pratt Park, Prattville, Alabama. (Horace Perry, photographer)
1950-59. Girls around the sign for the Y.W.C.A.’s Camp Grandview, Millbrook, AL. (Horace Perry, photographer) .
1960-69. Boys in Newtown, a neighborhood in Montgomery, AL. Photo taken but not used for a photo spread for The Southern Courier. (Jim Peppler, photographer) .
July, 1965. Employees of the Forest Hills Gulf service station, 3396 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, eating steaks as part of a Gulf Lite lighter fluid promotion. The station was owned by Herman Vinson and Lee Gore, Jr.
Boys standing in front of a lion statue at Jasmine Hill, a twenty-acre garden and outdoor museum of classical sculptures in Wetumpka, Alabama. (Horace Perry, photographer) .
Images of Clayton Alley in Montgomery, Alabama. (Jim Peppler, photographer) .
Men and Dairy Queen standing with a Dairy Month banner, which features Disney characters. (John E. Scott, photographer)
1958. Administrators of the first examination given by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology, standing at the Speaker’s desk in the House chamber of the Capitol in Montgomery, AL. (Horace Perry, photographer).
July, 1966. Young woman holding a baby inside a beauty salon in Montgomery, AL. (Jim Peppler, photographer).
May 7, 1969. Employees at La Bella Beauty Salon, 2200 Madison Ave. Montgomery, AL. (John E. Scott, photographer)
July, 1967. Young woman playing baseball, probably in Montgomery. (Jim Peppler, photographer).
April 20, 1974. Top winners of the 1974 Beef Cook-off sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.
(John E. Scott, photographer)
1940s or 50s – Hunter Flack and employees at company picnic at the yard of the J. H. Flack Lumber Company, Montgomery. (Horace Perry, photographer)
March 13, 1953. Cub Scout Troop at the Open House at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, corner of N. Perry and E. Jefferson Streets, celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in Montgomery. (John E. Scott, photographer).
Circa 1965-1968. Young woman seated at a table at the Laicos Club, Montgomery. (Jim Peppler, photographer)
1951. Two young women in a field of crimson clover, likely Autauga Co., Alabama, taken for the Autauga Reseeding Crimson Clover Association. (Horace Perry, photographer)
February, 1960. Child models at a convention hosted by the Johnson’s Beauty and Barber Supply Company, held at the Whitley Hotel in Montgomery. (John E. Scott photographer).
February 21, 1967. Young women in the audience during a performance of the Otis Redding Show at the Montgomery City Auditorium. (Jim Peppler photographer).
1959. Students talking in the gym during a dance at Capitol Heights Junior High School in Montgomery. (Horace Perry photographer)
Group of women promoting Alabama Gas Corporation's "Old Stove Roundup" campaign, which encouraged customers to trade in their old stoves for new gas appliances. (Horace Perry photo).
People celebrating during a New Year's party, probably at a bar in Montgomery, Alabama. (Jim Peppler photo).
Members of the Robert E. Lee High School DECA Club at the Dannelly Field airport in Montgomery, Alabama, 1969. (John Engelhardt Scott photo)
1958. Marching band color guard during halftime at the Blue-Gray game, Cramton Bowl. Montgomery, AL. (Horace Perry photo).
November 24, 1966. Muhammad Ali with a young girl during Alabama State U. homecoming activities, Thanksgiving Day, Montgomery, AL. (Jim Peppler photo).
December 10, 1969. Congressman Bill Dickinson with employees at Mr. G’s Restaurant, 3080 McGehee Rd., Montgomery,AL. Dickinson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1992. (John E. Scott photo).
1951. Man in jeans and cowboy hat, probably a participant in the Alabama State Rodeo at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Photo by Horace Perry.
October 1966. Woman in a car during the homecoming parade for Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery. Photo by Jim Peppler.
September 25, 1972. Young woman in a costume for a Beef Month promotion sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association,. Her dress is labeled to show different cuts of beef. Photo by John E. Scott.
Circa 1965-68. Waitresses standing in front of a bar at the Laicos Club, Montgomery, AL. Photo by Jim Peppler.
October 24, 1974. Athletes, Goodwyn Jr. High, 209 Perry Hill Rd., Montgomery, AL. Photo by John E. Scott.
Circa 1950. Prattville grammar school students on a float in front of Autauga Co. High School, Prattville, AL, sporting Autauga Co. 4-H shirts. Photo by Horace Perry, taken for the Autauga Reseeding Crimson Clover Association.
Boys at the Open House of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company corner of N. Perry and E. Jefferson Streets, Montgomery. Photo taken March, 1953 by John E. Scott
Children shelling peas on the front porch of a house in Newtown, a Montgomery neighborhood. Photo taken August, 1967 by Jim Peppler.
Brownie Scouts gather food items and cleaning products to pack boxes for charity. Photo taken between 1940 and 1959 by Horace Perry.
Child carries a tray of Supreme Ice Cream cartons to kindergarten classmates listening to their teacher read a book. In the background, children stand in line while another child scoops ice cream. Photo taken April 9, 1959, by John E. Scott.
Children playing on the banks of a gravel quarry filled with water near Newtown, a neighborhood in Montgomery. Photo taken August, 1967, by Jim Peppler.
Three members of the Dave Hamp family eating watermelon. Photo taken in 1949 by Horace Perry.
Three children, seated at a classroom table, talking on telephones during a Southern Bell training class.
On the wall behind them are coloring sheets featuring a telephone and the children’s names and phone
numbers. Photo taken in 1959 by Horace Perry.
Boyett’s Auto Service, 1146 S. Decatur St., Montgomery. Photo taken Mar. 27, 1963 by John E. Scott.
Norman Lumpkin, News Director of radio station WRMA in Montgomery, talking to a group of children.
Lumpkin later worked with WSFA-TV, Montgomery. Photo taken between 1965-68 by Jim Peppler.
Man and woman during a Civil Rights meeting, Montgomery. The woman’s shirt reads “March on
Washington for Jobs & Freedom August 28, 1963.” June, 1967. (Jim Peppler, photographer)
“Soul Searchers” band performs at the ninth grade graduation dance, Cloverdale Junior High School,
1125 E. Fairview Ave. Montgomery. May 26, 1967. (John Scott, photographer)
Man driving farm equipment, probably in Autauga County, Alabama. Photo taken for the Autauga
Reseeding Crimson Clover Association. Taken between 1950-59. (Horace Perry, photographer)
Young boy wearing a cowboy hat, holding a puppy. 1965-1968.
(Jim Peppler, photographer)
Cheerleaders, Baldwin Jr. High School, Montgomery, AL, January 10, 1956.
(John E. Scott, photographer)
Students, Goode Street School in Montgomery, AL, gathered around a live chicken. On the blackboard
is a poem about chickens. One of the girls holds “The Little Red Hen.” Circa 1940s, 1950s.
(Horace Perry, photographer)
The man reading the newspaper may be Harper Councill Trenholm. WAPX was an African American AM
radio station in Montgomery. 1950-1959 (photo by Horace Perry)
Children in a VW van in front of Southern Motor Import, 501 Montgomery St. Jack Hamel, president of
the company, later started a VW dealership on W. Fairview Avenue. November 24, 1957 (photo by John
From a collection of sixteen slides, chiefly of the Selma-to-Montgomery March, owned by a Lutheran
minister who may have been the photographer, but whose name is unknown. March 25, 1965.
Feb. 1958. Valentine’s Day event, Morningview Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL. (photo by Horace
Feb. 21, 1967. Young people singing and clapping in the audience during an Otis Redding show at the
Montgomery City Auditorium. (photo by Jim Peppler)
Feb. 1, 1973. Neal Posey coaching a Y.M.C.A. basketball team in the gymnasium at Cloverdale Junior
High School, 1125 E. Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL. (photo by John E. Scott)
Jun. 24, 1954. King Tutt band performing at the American Veterans Club at 174 Lee Street, Montgomery,
AL. (photo by John Scott)
Jan. 17, 1973. Employees standing with the one-hundred-thousandth water heater produced at the
Rheem Manufacturing Company, 2600 Gunter Park Dr. East, Montgomery, AL. (photo by John Scott)
Nov. 7, 1956. An IBM machine at the Office of the Treasurer, State of Alabama, Montgomery, AL.
(photo by John Scott)
Dec. 18, 1952. Photo by John E. Scott. Members of the Salvation Army board of counselors at the
Christmas donation booth in front of the Kress store, 39 Dexter Avenue, downtown Montgomery.
Dec, 1967. Photo by Jim Peppler. Children in the group “Buds of Promise” from Mt. Zion AME Zion
Church in Montgomery, singing to an elderly woman in her home. The group was led by Mrs. Bertha
D. Howard. The day this photo was taken, the children sang Christmas carols in the homes of nine ill
or shut-in people. The image was taken for, but not used in, the article and photo spread “Black
Christmas” which appeared on pages 2 and 3 of The Southern Courier for December 30-31, 1967.
This issue is available online (not on the ADAH website), at
Dec. 1952. Photo by Horace Perry. Interior of the First National Bank in Montgomery, decorated for
Christmas. A security guard is giving candy to three children.