The Rev. J. Manning Potts of Nashville, Tenn., left, presents the 1957 Upper Room Award for World Christian Fellowship to artist Warner Sallman of Chicago at a dinner meeting of church and government offficials on Oct. 3, 1957, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sallman was honored for his “Head of Christ” painting shown in the background.
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