African American

Dutch Gap Shelter: 1864

Dutch Gap Shelter: 1864

Dutch Gap, Virginia bomb-proof quarters of Major Strong. African-American soldiers out front. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864-April 1865. Original medium at LOC: wet collodion glass negative stereograph. You can also see this photo and 5000+ others on our American Civil War photography site, www.americancivilwarphotos.com.

Richmond Watchmaker: 1899

Richmond Watchmaker: 1899

E.J. Crane, African American watchmaker and jeweler, Richmond, Virginia. Displayed as part of the American Negro exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900. Original medium at LOC: photographic print.

Are You Sure This Is Safe?: 1942

Are You Sure This Is Safe?: 1942

Chicago, Illinois. Provident Hospital. Baby being x-rayed. Photo by Jack Delano for Office of War Information, 1942. Vintage photograph provided by LOC. Original Medium: 4 x 5 inch or smaller safety negative.

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