Sailmaker Curtis Downes

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Silver print photograph of African American sailmaker, Curtis Downes, in Oxford, Maryland.  Downes is pictured kneeling by a patch in a sail, holding thread and wearing a sailmakers' palm.  Photograph dates to around 1950. Handwritten in pencil on reverse "Curtis Downes, Dave's apprentice" and "Dave Pritchard, Oxford, MD".