This photo depicts two Hackney Company vehicles, a new coupe, a pile of lumber, and a platform dolly on the sidewalk in front of Hotel Cherry, with the Atlantic Coast Line passenger rail station in the background. Per the license plate, it’s 1939. Barely visible, leaning against the edge of the building, is an African-American bellhop. Can anyone identify him?
Photo courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.
I don’t know if the timing is right the bellman reminds me of Edgar Diggs.
Was Mr. Diggs a bellman before he was a barber? Could this be Ruel Bullock?
Mr Diggs cut my hair when I was very young at Boatwright’s (on Douglas St) near the old post office on Nash