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Name GANDY, Esther

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Image of WF 2501.002 - Esther Gandy

WF 2501.002 - Esther Gandy

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This image is of Mrs. Gandy. The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel caused a huge uproar and the book was banned in numerous American cities. It is interesting to speculate if Brady's photos of Elmer Gandy depict a man who took on the slightly-altered name of Sinclair Lewis' corrupt preacher in an attempt to provide a living, breathing version of an evangelist that was the ant

Image of WF 2484 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2484 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This photo shows a placard that Brady assembled on nine of these photos; note Brady's Anacortes Studio label at right lower corner. The placard states, "Elmer Gandy Evangelistic Party; Mrs. Gandy, mezzo-soprano, piano, young people's worker; Rev. Gandy, preacher, artist, guitar, baritone; Ramona, steel guitar; Esther, accordion, piano." The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel ca

Image of WF 2485 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2485 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This photo shows the Gandy family playing their instruments. The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel caused a huge uproar and the book was banned in numerous American cities. It is interesting to speculate if Brady's photos of Elmer Gandy depict a man who took on the slightly-altered name of Sinclair Lewis' corrupt preacher in an attempt to provide a living, breathing version o

Image of WF 2486 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2486 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This photo shows the Gandy family playing their instruments. The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel caused a huge uproar and the book was banned in numerous American cities. It is interesting to speculate if Brady's photos of Elmer Gandy depict a man who took on the slightly-altered name of Sinclair Lewis' corrupt preacher in an attempt to provide a living, breathing version o

Image of WF 2487 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2487 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This photo shows Mrs. Gandy and the daughters playing their instruments. Gandy is standing by his painting of a church in the mountains. The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel caused a huge uproar and the book was banned in numerous American cities. It is interesting to speculate if Brady's photos of Elmer Gandy depict a man who took on the slightly-altered name of Sinclair L

Image of WF 2488 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2488 - Elmer Gandy Evangelist Party

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This photo shows Mrs. Gandy and the daughters playing their instruments. Gandy is standing by his painting of a church in the mountains. The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel caused a huge uproar and the book was banned in numerous American cities. It is interesting to speculate if Brady's photos of Elmer Gandy depict a man who took on the slightly-altered name of Sinclair L

Image of WF 2501.001 - Mrs. Gandy

WF 2501.001 - Mrs. Gandy

WF 2484-2498 is a series of photographs of the Gandy family. These images evidently were taken for publicity purposes. This image is of Esther Gandy. The similarity of the name Elmer Gandy to Sinclair Lewis' 1927 novel ELMER GANTRY is hard not to overlook. Sinclair's novel satirized religious hypocrisy and bigotry by focusing on a morally corrupt evangelist named Elmer Gantry. The novel caused a huge uproar and the book was banned in numerous American cities. It is interesting to speculate if Brady's photos of Elmer Gandy depict a man who took on the slightly-altered name of Sinclair Lewis' corrupt preacher in an attempt to provide a living, breathing version of an evangelist that was the a