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Portraits of Authors

Title
Portraits of Authors [graphic].
Publication
[192-?]-[198-?]

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Still imageUse in library Sc Photo AuthorsSchomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
  • Harris, Doug.
  • Gotfryd, Alex.
  • Krementz, Jill.
Description
  • 178 items (1 box, .3 cu. ft.); 26 x 21 cm. or smaller.
  • 84 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
  • 94 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ;
Summary
  • Portraits and candid shots of authors, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1950s, depicting African Americans writers, as well as Africans and others. Most of the items are studio portraits, many used for dust jackets and/or publicity purposes. Among the authors depicted are Rashida Abu-Bakr, Kofi Awooner, Jayne Cortez, Paula Gidding, June Jordan, Ronald Milner, Haki Madhubuti, and Michael Weaver [Afaa M. Weaver]. Early authors include Walter H. Brooks, Daniel Webster Davis, John Willis Menard, Charles Lewis Reason, George Clinton Rowe and Austin Stewart. Included in the collection are views of a Federal Writers' Project (N.Y.) workshop and exhibition.
  • Photographs of many of the major writers from the Harlem renaissance may be found in the Portrait Collection as well as other photograph collections.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1920-1989.
  • Publicity photographs – 1920-1989.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1920-1989.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some items bear photographer's handstamp on verso. Some items bear printed and/or handwritten captions on recto and/or verso. Some items bear handwritten notations on verso. A few items are duplicates.
  • Collection contains work by Doug Harris, Alex Gotfryd, and Jill Krementz, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Call Number
Sc Photo Portraits of Authors
OCLC
  • 773613692
  • 773613692
Title
Portraits of Authors [graphic].
Imprint
[192-?]-[198-?]
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
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Harris, Doug. Photographer
Gotfryd, Alex. Photographer
Krementz, Jill. Photographer
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Portraits of Authors
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