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Emmett I. Brown Jr.

Emmett I. Brown Jr. (1918 – September 9, 1959) was a professional photographer who is most noted for documenting Indianapolis, Indiana's jazz music scene along Indiana Avenue, a hub of activity for the city's African-American community in the 1940s and 1950s. Brown opened his own photography studio, the Brown Show Case, on Indiana Avenue in the late 1940s. During a brief residence in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the mid-1950s, Brown opened a photography studio and became an editor at Sepia magazine. Brown returned to Indianapolis in 1956 and established a new studio on the city's eastside, where he concentrated on portraits and did freelance photography, including work for the Indianapolis Recorder. During his twenty-year career, cut short due to a heart ailment, Brown photographed Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, the Hampton Sisters, the Milt Buckner Trio, and The Mills Brothers, among others. He also photographed local churches, businesses, and street scenes, as well as notable individuals in Indianapolis's African-American community and nationally known boxers Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson.

Brown, who grew up in Indianapolis and attended Crispus Attucks High School, also studied at Tennessee A and I (now known as Tennessee State University) in Nashville, Tennessee, and a photography school in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to his hometown to begin his career as a photographer. Brown was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, a thirty-second degree Prince Hall Mason, and also served as an assistant pastor at Indianapolis’s Martindale Avenue Church of Christ. Many of his photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are included the collection of the Indiana Historical Society.

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Some of their strengths

Emmett I. Brown Jr. has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Passionate, Intuitive, Feeling, Sophisticated, Curious, Intelligent, and Perceptive.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Emmett I. Brown Jr. is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Emmett I. Brown Jr. well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Emmett I. Brown Jr. as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Emmett I. Brown Jr. is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Emmett I. Brown Jr. tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Emmett I. Brown Jr.'s challenges

While Emmett I. Brown Jr. has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Emmett I. Brown Jr. can be Aggressive, Complicated, Brusque, Difficult, Perfectionist, Hesitant, and Narcissistic.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Emmett I. Brown Jr.'s key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Sensitive and Critical

Emmett I. Brown Jr. is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Emmett I. Brown Jr. also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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