Bertha Blue Family Photographs 

Bertha Blue (ca. 1877-1963) was a member of a well-known African-American family in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a teacher at the Murray Hill Elementary School located in Little Italy, an Italian immigrant neighborhood on Cleveland’s East side, from 1903 to 1947. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Bertha Blue, her daughter Jane Darr, Welcome T. Blue, Sr., and other family members and friends. Included in the collection are photographs of Jane Edna Hunter, Virginia Bray, and G. Howard Fields. Events depicted are the weddings of Mabelle Blue and Jane Lee Darr, the tennis group with whom Bertha Blue played, and Bertha Blue’s first grade class.