African American

Soda Shack: 1941

Soda Shack: 1941

Living quarters, store, and juke joint for migratory laborers near Canal Point, Florida. African American children out front and advertising signs for soda pop and beer on the building. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer Marion Post Wolcott. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Fugitive Slaves Fording the Rappahannock: 1862

Fugitive Slaves Fording the Rappahannock: 1862

Fugitive African American slaves fording the Rappahannock River, eastern Virginia, during Pope's retreat. Photo taken in August, 1862 by photographer Timothy H. O'Sullivan. LOC original medium: wet collodion glass negative stereograph.

African American Accordion Player: 1941

African American Accordion Player: 1941

Cicero Ward, African American FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, at home playing accordion. Nice photo of home interior in the 1940s. Greene County, Georgia. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer Jack Delano. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

African American Civil War Soldier: 1861

African American Civil War Soldier: 1861

Nicholas Biddle, an African American Union soldier, in uniform. According to data with the photograph at LOC, Nick Biddle of Pottsville, Pennsylvania was the first man wounded in the great American Rebellion. Photo taken in Baltimore, April 18, 1861 by photographer W. R. Mortimer. LOC original medium: photographic print on carte de visite mount.

Cotton Pickers: 1938

Cotton Pickers: 1938

African American cotton pickers boarding truck to take them to cotton fields, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Great Depression era photo taken in 1938 by photographer Russell Lee. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Children Golfing: 1905

Children Golfing: 1905

African American children playing golf with sticks, 1905. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: dry plate glass negative.

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