Skip navigation
Media File
James Calvin Patton
Date: American, 1882 - 1958
place of birth:United States, Kentucky, Hammondville
active in:United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
active in:United States, Illinois, Chicago
Biography: African American photographer James Calvin Patton (1882-1958) operated Patton's Studio in Indianapolis in the 1910s and early 1920s. In the mid- to late 1920s, Patton relocated the studio to Chicago, making panoramic portraits of groups, including the 35th Annual NAACP conference and the Greater St. John Baptist Church Gospel Choir, through the mid-1950s.