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James Weldon Johnson photograph collection

Title
James Weldon Johnson photograph collection [graphic].
Publication
[1911]-[1972]

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p1pc Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. James Weldon Johnson collection, 1930-1998 (CstRLIN)NYPW02-A313
Description
  • 34 items (.2 lin. ft., 1 box); 26 x 21 cm. and smaller.
  • 16 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 18 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1910-1939.
  • Group portraits – 1930-1979.
  • Snapshots – 1930-1939.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1910-1979.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some items bear photographer's or photo agency's handstamp on verso; some items have news agency or organizational name printed on recto; one item has photography studio blind stamp on photo mount. Some items bear handwritten notations on verso; one item has typewritten photo caption attached to verso. Some photographs are duplicates.
  • Collection includes work by Carl Van Vechten, Rowan A. Wakefield and Underwood & Underwood, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a writer, journalist, lyricist, educator, diplomat, civil rights activist and a prominent official in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: James Weldon Johnson Collection, 1930-1998.
Call Number
Sc Photo James Weldon Johnson Collection
Title
James Weldon Johnson photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
[1911]-[1972]
Summary
The collection depicts aspects of James Weldon Johnson's personal life, as well as the personal lives of his wife, Grace, and her family, the Nails, from around 1911 to the 1970s. Documentation of Johnson's professional activities are limited. The collection consists of three studio portraits of Johnson (n.d.); two studio portraits of Grace Nail Johnson (1911 and n.d.); two candid portraits of James and Grace Johnson (1932 and n.d.); a publicity photograph of James and his brother J. Rosamond Johnson (n.d.); a group portrait of Grace with George Edmund Haynes of the National Urban League and Yale University Librarian James T. Babb (n.d.); snapshots depicting members of the Nail Family, including Grace's parents John B. and Frances Nail (n.d.); snapshots and candid portraits of Ollie Jewel Sims, who was Grace's nurse after James's death (1937 and n.d.); and some interior and exterior views of the Johnson residence, Five Acres, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (1931 and ca. 1970). Also depicted is a snapshot view of a residence at 118 East 58th Street in New York City (n.d.), and a plaque erected at the site of James Weldon Johnson's home in Jacksonville, Florida (1972).
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a writer, journalist, lyricist, educator, diplomat, civil rights activist and a prominent official in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: James Weldon Johnson Collection, 1930-1998.
Local Note
SC MG 698
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Added Author
Baker, Walter B. Photographer
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Photographer
Wakefield, Rowan A., 1919- Photographer
Abertus-Yale News Bureau.
Allied News Photo (New York, N.Y.)
Roe (New York, N.Y.)
Underwood & Underwood.
Found In:
p1pc Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. James Weldon Johnson collection, 1930-1998 (CstRLIN)NYPW02-A313
Research Call Number
Sc Photo James Weldon Johnson Collection
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