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Federal Theatre Project, Negro Theatre, Sign Painting department, headed by Tipp Beavers. Workshop employees producing posters, display letters, and a cardboard ark, for various New York-based Federal Theatre productions, 1936

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Names
Federal Theatre Project (New York, N.Y.) (Photographer)
Collection

Occupations.

General.

Miscellaneous

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1910-1990 (bulk 1930-1960)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Occupations
Topics
African American artisans
Sign painting
Negro Theatre Project
Federal Theatre Project (New York, N.Y.)
Workshops -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1930-1939
Genres
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content : Collection depicts African Americans engaged in a variety of occupations and date from the 1900s to the 1990s with the bulk of the images being from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Content : Photographers include Bert Andrews, James C. Campbell, Cecil Layne and the Office of War Information.

Content : Some photographs bear photographer's or photography studio's handstamp on verso. Some photographs have agency's photo credit handstamped or machine printed on verso. Some items have descriptive information on verso orrecto. Some images are cropped or bear cropping marks. Some items are duplicates.

Content : Title devised by cataloger.

Content : The General (1910-1990) series comprises the majority of the collection and documents diverse occupations including air pilots, astronauts, clothing workers, construction workers, disc jockeys, engineers, factory workers, filmmakers, food industry workers, journalists, maritime workers, office workers, realtors, scientists and laboratory technicians, service industry workers, and transportation workers. Of note are a series of images of Pennsylvania Railroad Workers produced for an advertising campaign in the African American press (1940s-1950s).

Content: V.D.P. 29167
Physical Description
Extent: B ; 21 x 26 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b16181531
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG03-F224
UUID: ee72b530-c6cd-012f-0ada-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1910: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Federal Theatre Project, Negro Theatre, Sign Painting department, headed by Tipp Beavers. Workshop employees producing posters, display letters, and a cardboard ark, for various New York-based Federal Theatre productions, 1936" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89a47d2a-8bdb-2874-e040-e00a18066806

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Federal Theatre Project, Negro Theatre, Sign Painting department, headed by Tipp Beavers. Workshop employees producing posters, display letters, and a cardboard ark, for various New York-based Federal Theatre productions, 1936" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89a47d2a-8bdb-2874-e040-e00a18066806

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1910). Federal Theatre Project, Negro Theatre, Sign Painting department, headed by Tipp Beavers. Workshop employees producing posters, display letters, and a cardboard ark, for various New York-based Federal Theatre productions, 1936 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89a47d2a-8bdb-2874-e040-e00a18066806

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Federal Theatre Project, Negro Theatre, Sign Painting department, headed by Tipp Beavers. Workshop employees producing posters, display letters, and a cardboard ark, for various New York-based Federal Theatre productions, 1936