Subseries 4.1
Photographs, circa 1876-1970
Boxes 40, 85-89 and OP 19, 22

Arrangement Note

Arranged into groups by photographic format, then in alphabetical order by subject.

Cabinet Cards
Box Folder Content
89 1 Men: Casey Logan, circa 1893

Photograph inscribed on verso: "45 years porter in Bank of Kentucky." Identified by Langmuir as having been formerly enslaved.

89 2 Racial stereotype: "Negro Heaven" and "A Southern Outrage," circa 1885

Photographer: Kennedy S. Law (Hot Springs, Arkansas)

Carte de Visite
40 43 Men: William Piper, 1876

Mentioned in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. Photographer: George F. Parlow (New Bedford, Massachusetts)

87 13 Politics and politicians: Hiram Rhodes Revels, circa 1862-1865
89 3 Women: Susan Baker King Taylor, circa 1869
Cyanotypes
85 44 Unidentified photographs of outdoor scenes, circa 1900

Three photographs, one of South Carolina, one of Florida, and one completely unidentified.

Photographs
85 1 Advertising: Ivory Soap, circa 1930
85 2 Advertising: Lux Soap Flakes, circa 1930
85 3 Advertising: Putnam Home Made Brooder, circa 1910
85 45 Advertising: Woman advertising underwear or related product, circa 1945
85 46 Art: James Van Der Zee and a group of unidentified people on a summertime excursion to the Bronx (New York), circa 1925
85 47 Barbers/beauticians: Moderne Beauty Salon staff standing outside storefront, circa 1940
OP19 7 Barbers/beauticians: National Beauty Culturists League (Chicago, Illinois), graduating class, 1954
89 4 Buildings: Train station (Oklahoma?) with segregated waiting rooms (two men and a boy standing outside), undated
85 48 Businesses: Hale Brothers New Store (Cleveland, Ohio), furniture movers, circa 1920
OP19 4 Businesses: Half Moon Hotel (Coney Island, New York), staff, 1928
85 49 Businesses: Leo and Mike Lazare grocery store (Memphis, Tennessee)

Photographer: Hitchings Commercial Photographers

87 14 Businesses: Newsstand (Kansas City, Missouri), circa 1947
85 50 Businesses: Savannah Electric Company banquet, 1946 December
85 4 Caricature: Banned figurine, 1950
85 51 Comedy: Gordon C. Collins, comedian, dancer, and producer (Chilcothe, Missouri), undated
87 15 Comedy: Tim Moore, publicty still for "Rarin' to Go," 1924

Inscribed from Moore to Lucille Hegamin. Photographer: BERT

87 16 Disc jockeys/radio: KCOH (Houston, Texas), unidentified disc jockey, 1958
87 17 Disc Jockeys/radio: King Biscuit Time, KFFA 1360 (Helena, Arkansas), circa 1950

Includes Sonny Boy white corn meal sack

89 5 Education: Ballard Normal School (Macon, Georgia), circa 1920
OP22 1 Education: Harlem Public School #89 (New York, New York), class photo, 1923

Photographer: S. Gardner

89 6 Education: Kingfisher Separate Normal School (Oklahoma), 1913

Photographer: Bryant Normal Photo

85 52 Education: Malcolm X College (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1970 [1]
85 53 Education: Malcolm X College (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1970 [2]
85 54 Education: Malcolm X College (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1970 [3]
86 1 Education: Malcolm X College (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1970 [4]
86 2 Education: Malcolm X College (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1970 [5]
86 3 Education: Malcolm X College (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1970 [6]
89 7 Education: Schofield Normal and Industrial School (Aiken, South Carolina), 1883
87 19 Education: Students and teachers in classroom, circa 1895
87 20 Education: Teacher's convention (Greenville, Texas), 1912

Photographer: L. Armstrong

OP19 3 Education: Unidentified girls' school with sign reading "I Will, I Can, I Wish," group photo, undated
85 8 Education: Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute, composite photograph, 1917 June
85 5 Expositions: American Negro Exposition (Chicago, Illinois), 1940
85 6 Expositions: "The Sun Shines Bright," tableau photograph of group listening to a banjo player, 1910

Possibly staged for a national exposition. Photographer: William, Rau (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

85 7 Exposititons: "Old Time Cabin," tableau portrait, undated

Possibly a promotional photograph for a national exposition. Photographer: Frances Benjamin Johnston

87 21 Families: Francis White Hughes, family photographs, circa 1920-1960 [1 of 2]
87 22 Families: Francis White Hughes, family photgraphs, circa 1920-1960 [2 of 2]
86 4 Families: The Freemans (Morton, Pennsylvania), 1905
85 9 Families: The Johnsons, an interracial family in Tatum's, Oklahoma, 1905
89 8 Families: Lightfoot family (Bowling Green, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana), circa 1900-1940
OP19 1 Families: Unidentified family portrait, circa 1940-1945

Portrait depicts a mother and four children. Photographer: Gitchell's Studio (Charlottesville, Virginia)

OP19 8 Groups: Group of three white photographers taking photographs of African Americans in a rural setting, circa 1912
86 5 Groups: Unidentified group of people displaced by flooding (Cleveland, Mississippi), 1927
89 9 Groups: Women preparing lime for morter with overseer (Africa), circa 1870

Inscription on verso of photograph identifes women as enslaved.

88 1 Medical: "F.H.T.S. Night Nurses," 1912
88 2 Medical: Henry Rutherford Butler, circa 1896-1964

Includes correspondence

OP19 10 Medical: Mossell, Nathan Francis, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine graduating class photograph, 1882
89 10 Men: Cleve McDowell (Oxford, Mississippi), 1963

McDowell was the second African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Newspaper clipping about his enrollment is adhered to verso of the photograph.

85 10 Men: Fred Jones, undated

Photographer: Cripss (Aiken, South Carolina)

85 11 Men: Graduates of Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), undated
85 12 Men: Man lying on the ground in a park with the legs of two other men holding him down; they are surrounded by musicians and others, circa 1960s

Photographer: Hal Yaeger (New York, New York)

85 13 Men: Matthew Henson, polar explorer, 1929
89 11 Men: Wilbur Brassfield, undated

Photograph inscribed: "Keep a song in your soul."

86 6 Military: Chaplain John R. Dungee, United States Army, circa 1945
86 7 Military: Charles Jackson French, 1942

Photographer: Acme Newspictures, Inc.

85 14 Military: Colonel Benjamin Davis, Sr., 369th Infantry, Camp Smith, New York, 1938
86 8 Military: George Rodgers, military policeman, undated

Includes presidential certificate honoring Rodgers' memory and service.

85 15 Military: Post-World War II parade, 1945
85 16 Military: Private George Daniels, circa 1944

Photograph includes "A Soldier's Prayer" inscribed on the front.

89 12 Military: Soldiers, 24th Division, United States Army (South Korea), 1950

Press caption adhered to verso of the photograph.

85 17 Military: Spanish American War, unidentified cooks and teamsters, possibly in Tennessee, 1898
88 4 Military: Sherman W. White, Jr. (Lieutenant) and family, 1941-1942, 1986
85 18 Military: Unidentified band, circa 1944

Band member nicknames are inscribed on the front of the photograph.

OP22 2 Military: United States Air Force, 3817 Base Service Squadron, 1949
88 5 Military: War Camp Community Service (WCCS) Girls Division (Washington, D.C.), 1919

Photographer: Daniel Freeman Photo Studio

OP19 5 Minstrels/black face: Georgia Minstrels, circa 1915

Photographer: Bert's Studio [Bert E. Weatherwax] (Kansas City, Missouri)

85 19 Music: Chuck Berry, promotional image for "Maybellene," 1955
86 9 Music: The Glenarm Branch YMCA Youth Band (Denver, Colorado), circa 1910

Includes 1924 brochure.

88 7 Music: The Mississippi Four, WDGY (Minneapolis, Minnesota), circa 1939
86 10 Music: Peter Smith and His Knoxville, Tennessee Band, undated
88 6 Music: Roland Hayes, undated

Includes sheet music for "Water Boy: A Negro Convict Song," 1922

86 11 Nannies: Unidentified nanny holding baby, circa 1910
86 12 Nightclubs: Fifth Avenue Ballroom (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1950
88 8 Nightclubs: Fifith Avenue Ballroom (Chicago, Illinois), circa 1954
86 13 Occupations: Attendant at furniture display, unidentified man, circa 1890
86 14 Occupations: Bartender holding sack of money, unidentified man, undated

Photographer: Brantley's of Nashville

86 15 Occupations: Brickyard workers, unidentified (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), circa 1910
85 20 Occupations: Chauffeur, unidentified, (Baltimore, Maryland), circa 1915-1920

Photographer: Nolan and Zimmerman

86 16 Occupations: Chef, Allen Jones, undated
86 17 Occupations: "Le Chef Francais," unidentified chef aboard shipt, circa 1900
85 21 Occupations: Chef and waiter, unidentified, railway hotel in the South, 1918
86 18 Occupations: Cook, unidentified man, undated [1]
86 19 Occupations: Cook, unidentified man, undated [2]

Three photographs of the same man, one of which also includes a second cook or waitress.

86 20 Occupations: Cooks, unidentified men, undated
85 22 Occupations: Cooking barbeque, unidentified men, circa 1920

Photographer: Julius Kruter

85 23 Occupations: Cooking barbeque for a picnic, unidentified people, circa 1910
85 24 Occupations: The Council de L'Ordre de Avocate (Haiti), circa 1938-1939

Photographer: Henry Stark

86 21 Occupations: Delivery truck driver, unidentified (Media, Pennsylvania), circa 1940
86 22 Occupations: Diner staff, unidentified, circa 1950s
86 23 Occupations: Food service or domestic worker holding a kitten, unidentified woman, undated
85 25 Occupations: Food service worker, unidentified, circa 1910
85 26 Occupations: Hotel waiters and dishwashers, unidentified, circa 1915
86 24 Occupations: Hotel waitstaff, unidentified (New York, New York), circa 1945
86 25 Occupations: Hotel worker in uniform, unidentified woman (Atlanta, Georgia), circa 1910

Photographer: McDonnell

86 26 Occupations: Housekeeper, unidentified, 1919
86 27 Occupations: Institutional waitstaff, unidentified, circa 1900
85 27 Occupations: Maids, unidentified, "Youngest Aviator" annual baby parade, 1915

Photographer: George Cole

86 28 Occupations: Medical attendants, unidentified, Bennett College (Greensboro, North Carolina), circa 1920
88 9 Occupations: "Peet and the Stable Boys" (Jamaica, New York), circa 1910

Photographer: C.A. Purchase

85 28 Occupations: Photographer, Clarke (Memphis, Tennessee), self portrait, circa 1940s
85 29 Occupations: Police man, unidentified (Atlantic City, New Jersey), 1940
88 10 Occupations: Pullman porter inside a train station, circa 1910
85 30 Occupations: Pullman porter/waiter, unidentified, Norfolk and Western Rarilroad dining car, 1896
88 11 Occupations: Pullman porters, The Senator, circa 1930

Photographer: Jacob W. Wolf

85 31 Occupations: Railroad workers and engineers, unidentified, circa 1900
86 29 Occupations: Various, undated

Photographs in this folder appear to have been removed from the same photo album and depict a furniture maker, clothing maker, lathe operator, wood worker, printer, and brick layers. The location and the men in the photographs are unidentified.

86 30 Occupations: Waiter, unidentified, serving a table of white women, circa 1900
86 31 Occupations: Waiters or cooks, unidentified, undated
86 32 Occupations: Waiters and restaurant attendants, unidentified, circa 1940 [13 photographs]
OP19 11 Organizations: The Big Smoker, 25th annual stag dinner (Orange, New Jersey), 1963 November 15

Photographer: Central Photo Flash (New York, New York). James Farmer was guest speaker.

89 13 Organizations: Cosmopolitan Club 25 (Wisconsin), undated
89 14 Organizations: Freemasons, group photo including G. W. Turner, unidentified lodge (Seattle, Washington), undated
86 33 Organizations: Order of ODD Fellows, undated
OP19 2 Organizations: The Tuxedo Club (Cleveland, Ohio), banquet, 1931 June 12
85 32 Organizations: Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), business course, 1906

Photographer: Strain (?)

88 12 Press photographs: Formerly enslaved individuals, 1967-1974

Photographer: Ricardo Ferro

89 15 Progressive Party, campaign event, 1948

Photographer: Kraman Studio (Vineland, New Jersey)

85 33 Religion: Bethel A.M.E. Church (Detroit, Michigan), 1925
88 13 Religion: C.R. Walker (Revernd), with congregants in caps and gowns, Central Baptist Church (Harlem, New York, New York), circa 1945

Photographer: Bill Loeser

85 34 Religion: Edward Clayton Martin, "The Shoeless Prophet," circa 1929

Martin was a follower of Father Divine.

89 16 Religion: First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Seattle, Washington), choir, circa 1940-1943
86 34 Religion: "A Little Child Shall Set Them Free," children's Sunday school (British Guyana), circa 1910

Photographer: Verwayen

89 17 Religion: M. L. Kennedy (Harlem, New York, New York), 1940

Photographer: A. Hansen

86 35 Religion: Preacher, Maurice Naccache (New York, New York), undated
85 35 Religion: Professor J.A. Tomlinson, praying to the Goddess of Numbers (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 1934
89 18 Religion: Puget Sound African Methodist Episcopal Conference (Everett, Washington), 1908
86 36 Religion: Reverend G.M. Griffin, Pastor Thomson Circuit, C.M.E. Church (Thomson, Georgia), undated
85 36 Religion: Reverend Kemp, 1918-1919

Includes a copy of his "Baseball Sermon."

85 37 Religion: Sufi Adbul Hamid (Eugene Brown), 1936

News report of his death adhered to verso of photograph.

86 37 Religion: Unidentified congregation (?), undated
86 38 Religion: Unidentified priest, circa 1935
85 38 Sports: Ed Gordon, gold medalist, long jump, 1932
88 14 Sports: Engel Stadium (Chattanooga, Tennessee), "colored entrance," 1952
85 39 Sports: Josh Gibson, "The Black Babe Ruth," 1940
86 39 Sports: Unidentified college football team, circa 1940s

Photographer: Charles Stewart, Jr. (Chicago, Illinois)

85 40 Theatre: Actors in classical costume, 1915

Photographer: Clarke

88 15 Theatre: Gertrude Saunders, circa 1929
88 16 Theatre: Shelton LeRoy Brooks, 1921
85 41 Theatre: Theodore Pankey, vaudeville performer, circa 1910-1915
88 17 Women: "Artistic Portrait of a Pensive Young Woman," circa 1920

Photographer: Arthur P. Bedou

89 19 Women: Nancy Freeman, 1892

Identified by Langmuir as having been formerly enslaved.

85 42 Women: Unidentified woman, circa 1925

Photographer: Vithana Studios (Harlem, New York)

89 20 Women: Unidentified woman on graduation day from Keith School (Chicago, Illinois), 1932
Postcards
88 18 Buildings: Amanda Smith Industrial Home (Harvey, Illinois), circa 1899-1917

Includes letter from Smith to Mrs. Burdette

86 40 Businesses: The Matthews Hotel (Akron, Ohio), circa 1930s

Photograph depicts staff in front of hotel building.

86 41 Businesses: Mrs. Butler's Lunch Room, undated
88 19 Medical: "Dr. Herben's Study" (New York, New York), circa 1915
86 42 Military: World War I, Gendarmes Haitian, circa 1914-1918
86 43 Military: World War I, unidentified soldiers, circa 1914-1918 [3 postcards]
86 44 Music: Antioch Female Gospel Singers, undated

Photographer: Pasadena Photo Studio (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

88 20 Music: Jenkins Negro Orphanage Band (Charleston, South Carolina), circa 1905
89 21 Music: Louis Jordan with unidentified group, undated

Postcard inscribed: "To Mrs. and Mrs. Black Panther, Wilbur Brassfield"

86 45 Music: Southern Lighthouse Singers, undated
86 46 Music: The Southernaires, undated
86 47 Music: Unidentified gospel group, 1923
86 48 Music: Unidentified gospel groups, undated [2 postcards]
86 49 Occupations: Cook (?), Vernetta Sewell (Saratoga Springs, New York), undated
86 50 Occupations: Dentist, Dr. E.O. Massey (St. Louis, Missouri), 1934
86 51 Occupations: Disc Jockey, "Geneial Gene," WGIV (Birmingham, Alabama), 1951

Autographed postcard

86 52 Occupations: Disc Jockey, Jack Holmes, WLOW (Savannah, Georgia), undated

Autographed postcard

86 53 Occupations: Disc Jockey, Milt Nixon, Dave Riddick, and Bob King, WRAP (Norolk, Virginia), undated
86 54 Occupations: Disc Jockey, Paul Motley, KFSC (Denver, Colorado), undated
86 55 Occupations: English-speaking guide at Luxor, Mohamed Abouti, 1929
86 56 Occupations: Painter, unidentified, undated

Photograph labeled "Dry-As-A-Hoss"

86 57 Occupations: Undertaker, B. Wanzo (Toldedo, Ohio), 1920

Wanzo was the first African American undertaker in Toledo.

88 21 Organizations: Phillis Wheatley Association (Cleveland, Ohio), circa 1910
86 58 Patriotic: Black nurses carrying flag in parade, circa 1917
86 59 Patriotic: Fall River, Massachusetts Fourth of July parade float, 1914
88 22 Religion: A.M.E. Church (Boston, Massachusetts), circa 1915
89 21 Religion: Brother Welch, pastor (Malvern, Arkansas), circa 1910
86 60 Religion: Children outside Galilee Mission Restaurant and Reading Club (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), circa 1915
86 61 Religion: "Deacon Kelsey in a typical singing post, Lewis Turpentine Still and Plantation, Brooksville, Florida," undated
86 62 Religion: Group baptism (New Bern, North Carolina), 1907
88 23 Religion: National Campground (West Middlesex, Pennsylvania), undated

One postcard has a letter on the verso

86 63 Religion: Reverend T.H. Harris, undated
86 64 Religion: Unidentified preachers, undated [4 postcards]
Stereoviews
87 1 Agriculture and leisure in the South, circa 1875 [10 photographs]

Photographer: Kilburn Brothers (Littleton, New Hampshire)

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