This photo of the local area (Missionary?) Baptist clergy was taken sometime prior to 1920 in Missouri. They are in front of a church building with a gavel, symbol of administrative authority, and an open Bible, symbol of religious authority, prominently displayed. The identities of only two of those pictured are known: Top row, second person from the left is Rev. Nathaniel Marion Pierce; Bottom row, last person on the right is Francis Marion Pulliam. Nathaniel Marion Pierce is the father-in-law of Francis Marion Pulliam.
Photo and information generously shared by James
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