Charles V. Proctor Photographs

Charles V. Proctor, a well-known African-American commercial photographer, was employed by Standard Oil in Cleveland as the company’s photographer until his retirement in 1972. Proctor also worked as a freelance photographer. His sports-related work was primarily of the Cleveland Browns of the 1950s and 1960s. His Browns photos were used by the team and often appeared in the Call & Post. He was also recognized as a portrait photographer handling both wedding and business assignments.