African American

Hat Fashion in Chicago: 1941

Hat Fashion in Chicago: 1941

African American girls, in their Sunday best, waiting for Episcopal Church to end so they can see the processional, South Side of Chicago, Illinois. 1940s fashion photo taken by photographer Russell Lee in 1941. Street view with old cars in the background. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Loving Their Craft: 1902

Loving Their Craft: 1902

African American men playing guitar, 1902. Photo entitled 'True Lovers of the Muse' by photographer William Henry Jackson. An accompaning photo shows that the men were on a platform where people were waiting for a boat. Possibly taken in St Augustine or Tampa, Florida. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

Former Slaves in South Carolina: 1860s

Former Slaves in South Carolina: 1860s

Either a Freedmen's school in Edisto Island, South Carolina or a contraband (escaped slave) chapel in Beaufort, S.C., between 1862 and 1865. The caption when the picture was published in a book says it was a Freedmen's school. A handwritten note on the back of the picture says it was a contraband chapel. Photograph shows African American children and adults standing outside the facility.

Gee's Bend Garden: 1939

Gee's Bend Garden: 1939

African American children in their school garden using a homemade plow, Gees Bend, Alabama. Photo taken in 1939 by FSA photographer Marion Post Wolcott. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Black Baseball Team, Danbury, Conn.: 1880

Black Baseball Team, Danbury, Conn.: 1880

Portrait of 23 African American men in three-piece suits. Might be a baseball team since one is holding a baseball bat. Photo taken ca. 1880 by photographer Edward David Ritton, possibly in Danbury, Connecticut. Gladstone Collection. LOC original medium: albumen photographic print on boudoir card mount.

Company F, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers: 1862

Company F, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers: 1862

Cooks galley, Company F, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1862 or 1863. Photograph shows Company F soldiers at the Camp of the 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers posing at the cook's galley, including a young African American boy. Photo published by Henry P. Moore. LOC original medium: mounted photographic print.

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