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Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection : personalities

Title
Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection : personalities [graphic].
Author
Johnson, Helen A.
Publication
[189-?]-[199-]

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p1kc Johnson, Helen A. Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection: main record, 189-?-199- (CStRLIN)NYPG00-F335
Description
  • 1234 items (6.5 lin. ft., 2 record cartons); 38 x 45 cm. and smaller.
  • 90 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 773 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 79 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 116 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 2 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 43 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 28 photographic postcards : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 22 negatives : b&w ;
  • 51 photomechanical prints : halftone, b&w, some col. ;
  • 7 contact sheets : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 12 instant camera photographs ;
  • 5 clippings : halftone ;
  • 2 transparencies : col. ;
  • 2 negatives : b&w ;
  • 2 paintings ;
Donor/Sponsor
Schomburg NEH Blacks on Stage: African-American Theater Arts Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Publicity photographs – 1890-1999.
  • Portrait photographs – 1890-1999.
  • Group portraits – 1890-1999.
  • Inscriptions – 1890-1999.
  • Autographs – 1890-1999.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1910-1999.
  • Contact sheets – 1950-1999.
  • Dye coupler prints – 1950-1999.
  • Gelatin silver film negatives – 1950-1999.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints – 1900-1999.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs bear photographer's or photography studio's handstamp or blind stamp on verso or recto. Some items are signed or printed in the negative. Some items have handwritten notations on verso; some images have captions printed on recto; some items have typewritten captions attached. Some photographs are inscribed or autographed. Some items are matted; others are mounted. Some publicity phototgraphs have actor resumes attached. Some items are duplicates. Some photographs are damaged and/or deteriorating.
  • Collection includes works by Gordon Anderson, Bert Andrews, Carl Van Vechten and others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Restricted: Permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication; no photocopying of original prints.
Source (note)
  • Helen Armstead-Johnson;
Biography (note)
  • The Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection was assembled by English professor Helen Armstead-Johnson, beginning in the 1960s, during the course of her research into the contributions of African Americans to the American stage.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available :
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection, 189-?-199-.
  • Forms part of: Helen Armstead-Johnson Theater Collection, 1818-1994.
Call Number
Sc Photo Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection (Personalities)
Author
Johnson, Helen A. Collector
Title
Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection : personalities [graphic].
Imprint
[189-?]-[199-]
Summary
The Personalities series consists of studio and publicity portraits of individuals from various areas of entertainment including actors, dancers, musicians, playwrights and singers. Images of individuals appearing in television, motion picture or theatrical productions are filed under the name of production and are included in the Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection, Production Stills series.
Terms Of Use
Restricted: Permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication; no photocopying of original prints.
Biography
The Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection was assembled by English professor Helen Armstead-Johnson, beginning in the 1960s, during the course of her research into the contributions of African Americans to the American stage. The collection consists of over 15,000 photographs, prints, postcards and transparencies that document African-American entertainers in various areas of the performing arts.
Indexes
Finding aid available : folder level control.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection, 189-?-199-.
Forms part of: Helen Armstead-Johnson Theater Collection, 1818-1994.
Local Note
Sc Photo Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection
Sc MG 599
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Added Author
Anderson, Gordon, 1920- Photographer
Andrews, Bert. Photographer
Barboza, Anthony, 1944- Photographer
Bruno, Bernard. Photographer
Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012. Artist
Fehl, Fred. Photographer
Gottlieb, William P. Photographer
Kriegsmann, James J. Photographer
Morehead, Howard. Photographer
Man Ray, 1890-1976. Photographer
Seymour, Maurice. Photographer
Smith, Morgan, 1910-1993. Photographer
Swope, Martha. Photographer
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Photographer
Winston, Bettin. Photographer
Apeda Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Bell (New York, N.Y.)
Bloom (Chicago, Ill.)
Elcha (New York, N.Y.)
Elite Studio (Spokane, Wash.)
Friedman-Abeles (New York, N.Y.)
Nasib (New York, N.Y.)
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Sommers Studio (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Standard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Strand Bookstore
Swisher (Chicago, Ill.)
White Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Woodard's Studio (Chicago, Ill.)
Woodard's Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Schomburg NEH Blacks on Stage: African-American Theater Arts Collections Project.
Found In:
p1kc Johnson, Helen A. Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection: main record, 189-?-199- (CStRLIN)NYPG00-F335
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection (Personalities)
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