African American photograph collection, circa 1880-1970.

ArchivalResource

African American photograph collection, circa 1880-1970.

African American photograph collection, circa 1880-1970.

The African American photograph collection is an artificially created collection acquired through a number of small accessions. The collection contains photographs of African American individuals from the 1880s to the 1960s, primarily in the South. Images depict fire-fighters, entertainers, domestic workers, families, children, graduation classes, college students, and congregational members. The collection includes a number of portraits taken by African American photographers, including Carl Van Vechten and Addison Scurlock. The collection also contains a photograph album compiled by a Morehouse College student.

3 linear ft. (6 boxes, 26 oversized papers (OP) and 2 oversized bound volume (OBV))

Related Constellations

There are 2 Constellations related to this resource.

Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t165cw (person)

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kd21ds (person)

Carl Van Vechten was an American novelist, critic, essayist, book collector, and photographer. From the description of Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1922-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455166 From the guide to the Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Carl van Vechten (1880-1964) was an American photographer, writer,...