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Slum residents in Washington, D.C.

Title
Slum residents in Washington, D.C. / Esther Bubley.
Author
Bubley, Esther,
Publication
[1943?]

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Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Portfolio (Bubley, E.)Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
United States. Office of War Information, sponsoring body.
Description
  • 8 items (one folder); 25 x 21 cm and smaller.
  • 8 photographic prints : gelatin silver, black and white ;
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentary photographs.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1940-1949.
  • Group portraits – 1940-1949.
  • Portrait photographs – 1940-1949.
Note
  • Title based on photo captions.
  • All photographs bear printed captions, including photographer's name, on verso; some items bear handwritten captions on verso. Some items are cropped.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Collection is under copyright; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • Esther Bubley (1921-1998) was an American freelance photographer whose work depicted the lives of ordinary people. Much of her work documented medical, mental health and child welfare programs, that included assignments for the Children's Bureau (1947), the Ladies' Home Journal (1949) and UNICEF (1953), as well as commercial assignments for Pepsi-Cola International (1956) and Pan American World Airways (mid-1960s). Bubley was the first woman to win first prize in the Photography Magazine, international division (1954). In the 1960s, she began working on more personal projects, including children's books and a book about macrophotography of plants. Bubley died in New York City in 1998.
Call Number
Sc Photo Portfolio (Bubley, E.)
Author
Bubley, Esther, photographer.
Title
Slum residents in Washington, D.C. / Esther Bubley.
Production
[1943?]
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
stereographic
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
Depicts the African American residents of a poor neighborhood located near the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., that were produced for the Office of War Information in 1943. Images consist of candid shots of a young boy playing in an alley, a pair of children sitting on a wood pile, and an adult showing the money that he's just won; views of residents in front of their dilapidated wooden dwellings; and views of children viewing a civilian defense workers parade.
Terms Of Use
Collection is under copyright; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
Esther Bubley (1921-1998) was an American freelance photographer whose work depicted the lives of ordinary people. Much of her work documented medical, mental health and child welfare programs, that included assignments for the Children's Bureau (1947), the Ladies' Home Journal (1949) and UNICEF (1953), as well as commercial assignments for Pepsi-Cola International (1956) and Pan American World Airways (mid-1960s). Bubley was the first woman to win first prize in the Photography Magazine, international division (1954). In the 1960s, she began working on more personal projects, including children's books and a book about macrophotography of plants. Bubley died in New York City in 1998.
Added Author
United States. Office of War Information, sponsoring body.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Portfolio (Bubley, E.)
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