Here we have a photograph of a young man relaxing "after a hard day's work" (written on the back of the photograph) that is part of our archive collection. This unidentified photograph was found within boxes related to Trinity Institute that was dated July 1974.
We do not know who this young man is. We suspect this picture's location is Trinity Institute, a local institution that offered many recreation and social services in the South End of Albany from 1912 through the 1970s. This was a fantastic resource for the many immigrants and Black residents of South End and many political groups like The Brothers. We do not know what work he accomplished before leaning back in this chair. He has a bandana in his hand, and he is looking directly into the camera. Was he assisting one of the local programs at Trinity or participating?
Another question is, who took this photo? A friend, a family member? A mentor? An employee at Trinity? Or a combination of those titles?
Do you and your family have memories of Trinity Institution? Did you attend or work at the Lawson Lake Camp? Did you work for or receive social services through their food programs? Did you participate in any of the many organizations that fought for Civil rights in Albany? Many of those groups met at Trinity. There are so many stories with Trinity in South End Albany to be learned about, and this picture is just a start.
We are eager to find out more as this project continues!