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James VanDerZee

James VanDerZee, [Group in car], ca. 1920s (753.1990) James VanDerZee, The Actor, 1922 (853.2000) James VanDerZee, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1923 (650.1990) James VanDerZee, Escape Artist, 1924 (883.1990) James VanDerZee, A Pioneering Negro-Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) James VanDerZee, [Unidentified Boy], 1927 … Continue reading

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Consuelo Kanaga: African-American Portraitist

Consuelo Kanaga, Annie Mae Merriweather, 1936 (14.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, Frances, 1936 (15.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, She Is a Tree of Life to Them, 1950 (21.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, After years of hard work, 1950 (19.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, The Question, 1950 (22.1982) There … Continue reading

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Charles Moore, 1931-2010

Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, 1958 Charles Moore, On a downtown Montgomery, Alabama street, racial violence erupts, 1958 Charles … Continue reading

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Fanny Jackson Coppin

Unidentified Photographer, [Tag Day: Mrs. Fanny Jackson Coppin], 1914 This object, or tag, featuring Fanny Jackson Coppin (1837–1913), was given to contributors who donated money on Tag Day. The charity was probably Virginia C.B.M.M.S, possibly in Norfolk, Virginia, where president … Continue reading

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One Stick of Gum for Two

T. W. Ingersoll, One Stick of Gum for Two, ca. 1900 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography Truman Ward Ingersoll created a large number of stereographs in the 1880s in which he extensively pictured the Northwest of … Continue reading

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Lillyn Brown

[Norman Thomas and E. L. Brown (Lillyn Brown)], ca. 1928 Photographer: Atelier Robertson (Hans Robertson, 1883–1950), Berlin The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography [Lillyn Brown (1885–1969)], ca. 1920 Photographer: Earl-Broady Studios, Schenectady, New York The Daniel Cowin … Continue reading

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The Crimson Skull

Unidentified Photographer, Production still for the film The Crimson Skull, 1921 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography “Race films”—movies with all-black casts produced for black audiences—were an integral part of the African American viewing experience from World … Continue reading

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