W.E.B. DuBois portrait collection

W.E.B. DuBois portrait collection [graphic].
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  • <60> items (.3 cu. ft., 1 box); 29 x 27 cm. or smaller.
  • <30> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <25> photoprints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • <3> photomechanical print : b&w ;
  • <2> stats : b&w ;
Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
  • Group portraits – 1860-1969.
  • Portrait photographs – 1860-1969.
  • Portraits.
  • Photomechanical prints.
  • Silver gelatin photoprints.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs have captions; some are duplicates; some photographs are cropped; some have airbrush marks; some photographs have written descriptive information.
  • Photographers include Paul Cordes, Pundy and others.
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  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
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Sc Photo Du Bois, W.E.B.
W.E.B. DuBois portrait collection [graphic].
Portraits of scholar, author, editor and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Collection consists of many individual portraits and drawings of Du Bois at all ages, including him as a child. Family portraits include his father as a Union soldier, his mother and possibly other siblings, his childhood home in Great Barrington, Mass., Du Bois' wife, Nina and baby daughter, and his daughter; Nina Yolande's wedding with Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Frederick Cullen, Melville Charlton, Arna Bontemps, and W. Alphaeus Hinton. Several views show Du Bois in his office at "The Crisis." Among the group portraits are views of his high school and college (Fisk) graduating classes, members of the Niagra Movement, a 1918 meeting in Washington, D.C., committee on the Encyclopedia of the Negro, Civil Rights Congress, and his senatorial campaign. Some of the individuals pictured with Du Bois are Jesse Bingo, Col. Dennison, Wilberforce Williams, Carlton Moss, Arthur Schomburg, E. Kinckle Jones, Mordecai Johnson, Joel Spingarn, C. Wesley, Arnold Hill and Mary McLeod Bethune. There is also a picture of the first edition cover of "The Crisis." Quarter, half and full length images are available.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
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Cordes, Paul. Photographer
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953.
Waring, Laura.
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984.
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000.
Adams, John Henry.
Morgan State College.
Pundy (Boston, Mass.)
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Du Bois, W.E.B.
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