Charles Manuel Grace photograph album
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Charles Manuel Grace photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Grace, Charles Manuel, 1881-1960.
Creator: Hickman, Andrew J.
Title: Charles Manuel Grace photograph album
Dates: 1959
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1382

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Manuel Grace, "Daddy" Grace to his followers, was born in the Cape Verde Islands in 1881. He came to the United States in 1903 and settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Grace began his first church, known as the House of Prayer, in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1926. Over the next 33 years he organized 350 such places all over the country. The Savannah, Georgia House of Prayer was located at 643 W. 34th Street. Daddy Grace died on January 11, 1960 in Los Angles, California at the age of 78. He was buried in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Andrew J. Hickman was the chief photographer for the Savannah News Press, in 1959.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one photograph album containing 18 images from the last baptismal ritual conducted by "Daddy" Grace in Savannah, Georgia in September 1959. The photographs were taken by Andrew J. Hickman, chief photographer for the Savannah News Press. Many of the images appear in the January 17, 1960 issue of the Savannah Morning News Magazine, a copy of which is in the front of this album.

Index Terms

Grace, Daddy, 1882?-1960.
Hickman, Andrew J.
Photograph albums.
Savannah (Ga.)
United House of Prayer for All People.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles Manuel Grace photograph album, MS 1382, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Item 1: Photograph album, 1959