sixth plate tintype
Louise Kuling by Napolean. Slave negress born Norfolk VA. Age 39. Emigrated to France.
Harlem Celebrity Song and Dance Man
Harlem Celebrity Song and Dance Man by James Vanderzee
Kohal Beth Tsea El
Kohal Beth Tsea El by James Vanderzee. 204 Lenox Ave. N.Y.C. black Jewish congregation
Harlem Document, 1936 by Aaron Siskind. The jitterbug; the most famous Harlem document image; signed on verso; illustrated p.46
Harlem Document, 1936 by Aaron Siskind. Man selling pies; signed and notes on verso; illustrated on frontispiece
Harlem Document, 1940 by Aaron Siskind. Most crowded block--our own community grocery & delicatessen; notes and signature on verso; illustrated p.16
Oklahoma Territory 1889 Black US Marshal
Oklahoma Territory 1889 Black US Marshal by Walters, New York Photo Co. Historical photo of the federal surveyors and engineers accompanied by a black US marshal; Guthrie Oklahoma Territory;
just prior to the land rush and statehood, 1889.
Negro Convicts Chain Gang Richmond Co. GA
Negro Convicts Chain Gang Richmond Co. GA by Charles E. Doty. Written on verso: chain gang negro convicts of Richmond County Georgia used by Augusta Ga. to clear the ground.
Harlem Document, 1937 by Aaron Siskind. Semi nude dancer; second night club image; signed lower right; illustrated p.49
Harlem Document, 1940 by Aaron Siskind. Child and working girl; from most crowded block; notes and signature on verso
Black Rabbi and Child
Black Rabbi and Child by James Vanderzee. Stamped GGG on verso; Boykin NYC
Harlem Document, 1937 by Aaron Siskind. Semi nude dancer; second night club; signed lower right; illustrated p.49
Famous Harlem Musical Trio
Famous Harlem Musical Trio by James Vanderzee
Sharecropper Family with Pet Bird
Sharecropper Family with Pet Bird by Russell Lee. Sharecropper family with pet bird in shack home; vintage print; title hand written by photographer; FSA
Petits Esclaves by unknown photographer
Frederick Douglass by Conley of Boston. Pristine image of great black orator, journalist, abolitionist by artist
Conley of Boston. Accompanied by autograph.
Kid Gavilan, Welter Weight Champion
Kid Gavilan, Welter Weight Champion by Stillman; TFN, Havana, Cuba. October 12, 1952
Kid Gavilan, Welter Weight Champion by Stillman; TFN; Habana, Cuba. May 1, 1954.
B.B. King by Morris Lane. Signed on verso.
Marion Anderson by S. Georges; London, England. Signed on back.
Pearl Bailey Nude
Pearl Bailey Nude by Carl Van Vechten. 1946 Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman - variant image in “the passionate observer”, plate 49
African Slaves by unknown photographer
Rice Raft and Plantation Slaves
Rice Raft and Plantation Slaves by unknown photographer. Georgetown SC
Easter Sunday in Harlem
Easter Sunday in Harlem by Weegee. Illustrated in many books on Weegee as a great image including Weegee by Stettner p. 37. Signed on verso.
Louie Armstrong by Weegee
Juke Box Party “FINE PALS”
Juke Box Party “FINE PALS” by unknown photographer
Two Boys Picking Cotton
Two Boys Picking Cotton by Ben Shahn. Alexander Plantation, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Schools for colored children do not open until January 1st so as not to interfere with cotton picking. Variant of image in Documenting America, 1935-1943 / edited by Carl Fleischhauer and Beverly W. Brannan p.83; Vintage Resettlement Administration image.
“Sentenced to hard labor for the rest of their natural lives, but not by any judge but by social conditions.”
Tinted African American Folk Art Tintype
Tinted African American Folk Art Tintype by unknown photographer
Sister of the Holy Family New Orleans
Sister of the Holy Family New Orleans by Doris Ulmann. Documentation of her visit and other images are available in the text, The Life and Photography of Doris Ulmann by Philip Walker Jacobs; signed on mount
Negro Councilman Agricultural Workers Camp
Negro Councilman Agricultural Workers Camp by John Collier. John Collier was a photographer with the Farm Services Administration (FSA) during the depression
Memphis 1968 by Ernest Withers. Published in “Pictures Tell the Story." Famous signed image - accompanied by NY Times article regarding Withers as artist and FBI informant
Street Walker Bessie Smith
Street Walker Bessie Smith Mug Shot, Dayton OH Police Dept.
Cotton Gin in Full Blast
Cotton Gin in Full Blast by Kilburn Brothers
Native African 100 Year Old Slave
Native African 100 Year Old Slave by Wood & Bickle, Jacksonville FL, 1860
Exotic Nude Series Technical Edition Model D
Exotic Nude Series Technical Edition Model D by Albert Arthur Allen. Accompanied by documents regarding this rare portfolio with one black African Allen nude; age 18; height 5’6”; weight 120 lb; type African; race Black
Contrabands - Black Civil War Soldiers
Contrabands - Black Civil War Soldiers by Taylor & Huntington and Brady. Rare image of run-away slaves who joined the Union army during the civil war “contrabands”
Black Servant Holding Reins
Black Servant Holding Reins by unknown photographer
African-American Affectionate Boys
African-American Affectionate Boys by unknown photographer
1916 National Medical Association
1916 National Medical Association by Williams. The NMA was founded in 1895 as an all black medical association. The AMA was an all white organization until recently.