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Peace Mission: 1941

Peace Mission: 1941

December 1941. "New York, New York. Entrance to one of Father Divine's 'Heavens' on the East Side." Medium format acetate negative by Edwin Rosskam. View full size.

 

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Father Divine's International Peace Movement

Lots of interesting links about the history of this group and their various "Heavens" -- many in NY and PA:

http://www.libertynet.org/fdipmm/pmmdirtv/churches.html

I could not find any building in the pictures in the New York sections of the website above with a matching address or appearance in this photo. Maybe someone else would have more luck. Fascinating history though.

Surviving members of the group can be seen here: https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/29/philadelphia-city-of-father-di...

What would...

that upper boarded up window looking area have been for? Was it a window?

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