HDS is now only two degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon!
You really never know what you’ll find when processing a collection, and the above photo of a young Kevin Bacon in a church production of The Sound of Music is a perfect example.
Found in the papers of Unitarian Universalist minister and HDS graduate, Victor H. Carpenter, the photo is from Carpenter’s time as minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, where Bacon’s family attended.
The Young People’s Religious Union was a Unitarian Youth group formed at the end of the 19th century. Annual conferences were often held at Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals between New Hampshire and Maine. The above photo shows a group from the 1930 conference singing on the beach.