African American

Black Civil War Soldiers: 1860s

Black Civil War Soldiers: 1860s

Civil War portrait of two unidentified African American Union soldiers in uniform. Photo taken between 1860 and 1870. Photographer unknown. William A. Gladstone collection. LOC original medium: quarter-plate tintype photograph.

Japanese Tommy: 1865

Japanese Tommy: 1865

Japanese Tommy, African American minstrel performer, aka Thomas Dilward, between 1855 and 1865. Brady-Handy Collection. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass negative.

Boxer Jack Johnson in Camp: early 1900s

Boxer Jack Johnson in Camp: early 1900s

Boxer Jack Johnson and his manager George Little in training camp. No date with photo. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Our Gang in D.C., 1911

Our Gang in D.C., 1911

African American children, one with a patch over one eye, Washington, D.C., 1911. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

White Waiting Room: 1943

White Waiting Room: 1943

Mixed race group of people waiting to load buses at the Memphis bus terminal with White Waiting Room sign in the background. Photo taken in 1943 by photographer Esther Bubley. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Prop Work: 1940s

Prop Work: 1940s

African American man smoking a pipe, working on a ship propellor. Looks like a paint chipping tool. No information with the photo but is part of a collection of untitled World War Two photos taken between 1940 and 1946. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

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