African American

African American Farm Boy: 1938

African American Farm Boy: 1938

Black boy on farm with plow horse, Guilford County, North Carolina. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

A Successful Hunt: 1887

A Successful Hunt: 1887

Hunters, including African Americans, in military uniforms at a camp on Oak Creek, Arizona with deer hanging from tree. Photo taken in 1887 by photographer Edgar Alexander Mearns. LOC original medium: photographic print on cabinet card.

Color Guard of Black Engineers: 1945

Color Guard of Black Engineers: 1945

African American engineers parade the colors at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. WW2 era photo taken between 1941 and 1945. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Buck Jones in Hello Trouble: 1937

Buck Jones in Hello Trouble: 1937

Midcity theater, Washington, D.C.. Great old photo with vintage western movie posters. The name on the window above the Midcity sign to the right is S. H. Dudley, producer and promoter. Sherman H. Dudley was an African American actor, developed the first black vaudeville circuit, produced minstrel shows and owned theaters.

Fresh Produce in New Orleans: 1936

Fresh Produce in New Orleans: 1936

Black family arrives at New Orleans, Louisiana marketplace in nice old car loaded with produce. Great Depression era photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Great Falls Ice Company: 1899

Great Falls Ice Company: 1899

Kennebec Ice / Great Falls Ice Company horse-drawn wagon at Birney Public School, Washington, D.C.. African American school children lined up with teacher behind the wagon. James G. Birney Elementary School was D.C.'s first public school for blacks, located in Hillsdale. The location corresponds to the current address of 2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE.

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