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Harlem scrapbook September 30, 1919.

Title
Harlem scrapbook [graphic] : September 30, 1919.
Author
Hopper, F. F. (Franklin Ferguson), 1878-1950.
Publication
1919.

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Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Harlem ScrapbookSchomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

Details

Description
  • 1 scrapbook (31 photographic prints); 38 x 30 cm.
  • 31 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
Alternative Title
F.F.H. scrapbook
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Group portraits – 1910-1919.
  • Cityscapes – New York (State) – New York.
  • Montage – 1910-1919.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1910-1919.
  • Scrapbooks – 1910-1919.
Note
  • Title based on scrapbook captions.
  • All photographs are mounted on loose pages. All pages bear typewritten captions beneath photographs; many pages bear additional typewritten text. One page has been cut in half. Three photographs are attached together to form a panoramic photo montage. Front page is missing.
Biography (note)
  • Franklin F. Hopper, who joined the New York Public Library in 1914, was Chief of the Circulation Department (renamed the Branch Libraries in 1966) from 1919-1941. He was Director of the New York Public Library from 1941 until his retirement in 1946.
Call Number
Sc Photo Harlem Scrapbook
OCLC
212909524
Author
Hopper, F. F. (Franklin Ferguson), 1878-1950.
Title
Harlem scrapbook [graphic] : September 30, 1919.
Imprint
1919.
Summary
Scrapbook of photographs with accompanying text, possibly taken, written, and compiled by librarian F. F. Hopper in 1919, primarily focusing on the areas of Harlem, New York, surrounding the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library. Images consist of candid portraits of Harlem residents; street scenes which include residential buildings and businesses; a photo montage view of Central Harlem; and exterior views of Public School No. 89, the 135th Street Branch Library, the Harlem Young Women's Christian Association, and various Harlem churches. Also included is a display of front pages of New York-based African American newspapers.
In addition to captions, many pages contain portions of an essay consisting of the author's personal and, at times, biased observations of Harlem's changing demographics and emerging social classes; the quality of housing in Harlem; the rise of community organizations, churches and successful black-owned businesses; and the potential for Harlem-based politicians to represent the community in city government and at other legislative levels.
Biography
Franklin F. Hopper, who joined the New York Public Library in 1914, was Chief of the Circulation Department (renamed the Branch Libraries in 1966) from 1919-1941. He was Director of the New York Public Library from 1941 until his retirement in 1946.
Local Note
Negatives exist for some images.
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Other Title
F.F.H. scrapbook
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Harlem Scrapbook
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