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Matthew A. Henson portrait collection

Title
Matthew A. Henson portrait collection [graphic].
Publication
1920-1974.

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Still imageUse in library Sc Photo Henson, Matthew A.Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Description
  • 3 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 2 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 1 photomechanical print : halftone, b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1920-1979.
  • Group portraits – 1940-1979.
  • Silver gelatin prints – 1940-1979.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints – 1920-1929.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear captions; some items have handwritten descriptive information on verso; one item has photo agency handstamp on verso.
  • Photographers include Morgan and Marvin Smith and Acme News Pictures.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some photographs are restricted; permission of the photographer or copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • Matthew Alexander Henson, an African-American explorer, along with U.S. Navy Lt. Robert E. Perry and four Eskimos, was one of the first people to reach the North Pole, on April 6, 1909.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Call Number
Sc Photo Henson, Matthew A.
OCLC
NYPG98-F66
Title
Matthew A. Henson portrait collection [graphic].
Imprint
1920-1974.
Summary
The collection consists of individual portraits of explorer Matthew A. Henson, a group portrait of Henson with explorer Clyde Eddy, and views of individuals paying tribute to him. Images depict Henson posing in Arctic exploration clothing on the deck of an unidentified ship (n.d.) and during his later years (ca. 1945); Henson, posing with Colorado River explorer Clyde Eddy, signing the club register at the Explorers Club, New York City, at a reception honoring Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1940; a view of a ceremony posthumously honoring Henson at the Matthew A. Henson School (P.S. 100 M) in Harlem, New York (n.d.); and a view of Nathaniel J. Jordan, who was on the first commercial flight to cross and circle the North Pole, visiting Henson's gravesite at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York, in 1974.
Terms Of Use
Some photographs are restricted; permission of the photographer or copyright holder is required for duplication.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Portrait Collection.
Biography
Matthew Alexander Henson, an African-American explorer, along with U.S. Navy Lt. Robert E. Perry and four Eskimos, was one of the first people to reach the North Pole, on April 6, 1909.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
Added Author
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.)
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Henson, Matthew A.
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