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Crazy Costumes

For some people Halloween isn’t the only time of year to get dressed up, actors, mascots and everyday folks put on costumes all year round.  James VanDerZee, Dress Rehearsal, 1936, 874.1990 This photo by James VanDerZee depicts an actor dressed in Shakespearean garb, … Continue reading

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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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The Man Who Came Back

James VanDerZee, [The Man Who Came Back], 1924 VanDerZee’s photographs document how the streets of Harlem became sites of political and intellectual engagement. Organizations planned rallies and parades to garner support of their causes, attracting sympathizers as well as curious … Continue reading

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