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African Americans -- Photographs

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of African American Children photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16798
Content Description This collection contains ninety-eight photographs of African American children and families at home and play from about the 1950s to the 1990s. Measurements range from 6" X 4" to 2" X 2" inches and are in color and black and white. Several subjects recur throughout the archive. All are unidentified; only three have any annotations on the back. The photographed figures, primarily children but some family shots included, are captured within their homes or playing outside. Activities include...
Dates: Majority of material found within c. 1950s-1990s

African American girl's birthday photograph album

 Collection — Box BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16756
Content Description This collection contains a photo album containing fifteen original black-and-white photographs from the 1960s of a birthday celebration of a young Black girl and her family.Exceptional depiction of an 11 year old's birthday party with all of it's innocence, happiness and absence of the racial world that lives outside the doors of their grandmother's nice home.The children are wearing cone hats and there is dancing, presents, game playing, a birthday cake, blowing out candles, and an...
Dates: 1960s

Mathew Brady Studio: Union Civil War Camp photograph of African Americans

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: X032762384]
Identifier: MSS 16833
Content Description This collection contains an albumen photograph of a Union wagon camp in Virginia during the Civil War from the Washington D.C. studio of Mathew Brady. Brady was one of the earliest and most famous photographers in American history. He is best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He often photographed Black soldiers and laborers during the war, mostly in Union or contraband camps. The present image documents for posterity a number of Black soldiers and laborers working towards a Union...
Dates: c.1864

Collection of photographs of African American Men and Boys from New Orleans

 Collection — Box BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16760
Content Description This collection contains three photographs with captions on the verso, "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." The last is a photograph...
Dates: c.1930

Langston Hughes photograph

 Collection — Box BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16783
Content Description This collection contains a single black-and-white photograph of Langston Hughes, noted American poet and leader of the Harlem Renaissance. In the picture, Hughes is surrounded by students after speaking at Harlem's Public School #113 graduation exercises which was also attended by students at James Madison High School and New York City grade school students. Mimeographed caption label with "Newspictures, Inc. ... please credit 'Acme Photo' ..." -- rubber-stamped on verso....
Dates: June 25, 1945

Florynce Kennedy photographs

 Collection — Box BW 53, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16784
Content Description This collection contains four black and white photographs (roughly trimmed to 8 x 10 inches or slightly larger) featuring Florynce 'Flo' Kennedy (1916-2000) speaking. Kennedy was an American lawyer, feminist, and activist who founded the Feminist Party in 1971. Each photograph is stamped in red ink with the Examiner Reference Library. The stamps are dated 1973-1976. Three photos include a newspaper clipping of the same image pasted onto the verso, with "Examiner" captioning the photo and...
Dates: c.1973-1976

Mathew Brady Studio Union Civil War Camp photograph

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1: [Barcode: X032762384]
Identifier: ViU-2023-0199

Thomas H. Brown Funeral Home ledger and photograph

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-16474
Content Description This collection contains the manuscript ledger book, "Record of Deaths" kept by Thomas H. Brown's Funeral Home, 301 Gill Street, Petersburg, Virginia. This book detailed the funerals of approximately 500 African Americans during the last years of the Great Depression. The volume opens with a twenty-four page alphabetical index, listing the names of the deceased persons with the number of the page for further information about their funerals. Entries for each funeral appear in chronological...
Dates: 1935 - 1941