Printing Press for the St. Luke Herald
Original Author: The Browns photo studio, Richmond
Created: Early twentieth century
Medium: Mounted photographic print
Publisher: Valentine Richmond History Center

Printing Press for the St. Luke Herald

Two African American men attend to a linotype machine used to print the St. Luke Herald, a newspaper produced by the Independent Order of Saint Luke, an African American fraternal organization in Richmond. Maggie Lena Walker, grand secretary of the Independent Order, established the newspaper in 1902 in order to spread news of the organization. 

This photograph was taken in the early twentieth century by The Browns studio in Richmond, which chronicled the city's black community for several generations.

Citation: Witherspoon Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center