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Collection of photographs of African American boys from New Orleans

 Unprocessed — Folder: ViU2022-0059_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0059

Content Description

This collection contains three photographs with captions on the verso of Black children and men taken in or near New Orleans. These images were taken "en route" to New Orleans, possibly from a train, in the 1930s. One photograph shows a group of young boys on a street with an inscription on the reverse that says "New Orleans." Another depicts three boys and one older man singing on train tracks with an inscription that reads "En Route to New Orleans/ Kids singing." And the last is a photograph of three boys tumbling on train tracks, with the inscription "En route to New Orleans/ scrambling for money." The photographs are black and white gelatin silver measuring 3 x 5.5 inches

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Between the Covers, Rare Books Inc., 10 January 2022.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • c.1930

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized folder)

Inventory

3 items