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Langston Hughes portrait collection

Title
Langston Hughes portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
<1928?-1967?>

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Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Hughes, LangstonSchomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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  • <62> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.
  • <29> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <7> photomechanical prints : b&w ;
  • <4> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portraits.
  • Group portraits – 1920-1969.
  • Portrait photographs – 1920-1969.
  • Photomechanical prints.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints – 1920-1969.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs have captions; some are duplicates; some photographs are inscribed; some have written descriptive information; some photographs have airbrush marks.
  • Photographers include Cecil Layne, James L. Allen, Henri Cartier-Bresson and others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some photographs are restricted; permission of the photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo Hughes, Langston
OCLC
NYPG085000492-F
Title
Langston Hughes portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
<1928?-1967?>
Summary
Portraits of poet, playwright, and songwriter, Langston Hughes. Many individual portraits of Hughes, including Hughes at his typewriter, at Lincoln University, and artist's renderings. Individuals included in group portraits with Hughes are: Jean Blackwell Hutson, Milton Meltzer with a copy of their book, Jessie Fauset, Sophie Arnall Jacobs, Arna Bontemps, James Emanuel, Jay Wright, Sam Allen, Lucy Smith, Calvin Hernton, James Vaughan, David Henderson, Ray Patterson, Robert Abrams, Zora Neale Hurston and Joseph Nwanne. Notable among the group portraits is Hughes posing with Charles S. Johnson, E. Franklin Frazier, Rudolph Fisher and Hubert T. Delany at a party for Hughes held at the 580 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem, home of Regina Andrews and Ethel Ray Nance in 1924. Other images depict Hughes signing copies of his books; talking with students; with a poster of "Black Nativity"; in group portraits with cast members from the stage productions "Just A Little Simple" (1950) and "The Barrier" (1950), which were based on his work; with cast and crew from Harry Belafonte's 1966 television special "The Strollin' Twenties," which Hughes wrote; and receiving an award. There is also a view of an exhibit of his books willed to the Schomburg. Full, half and quarter length views are included.
Terms Of Use
Some photographs are restricted; permission of the photographer required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
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Added Author
Allen, James L. (James Latimer), 1907-1977. Photographer
Layne, Cecil. Photographer
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
Jefferson, Louise E. Photographer
Davis, Griffith J. Photographer
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004. Photographer
Bagwell, Ed. Photographer
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-1978. Photographer
Blake, Bod. Photographer
Enis Studio (Benin City)
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Hughes, Langston
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