Gwendolyn Bennett photograph collection

Collection Data

Photographs, the majority of which are snapshots, documenting mainly private aspects of Gwendolyn Bennett's life with an emphasis on Bennett's youth, later years, and period in Paris (1925-26). Included are images of Bennett as a child, her parents, views of Paris and friends, private parties, her husband Richard Crosscup's retirement party, interior and exterior views of their Kutztown, Pa. home and some of their possessions, and Bennett gardening.
Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1900 - 1975 (Questionable)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Gwendolyn Bennett Collection
Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981
African American women poets
African American women artists
Women political activists -- United States
Biographical/historical: Harlem Renaissance poet, artist, journalist and political activist, 1902-1981.
Citation/reference: Sc MG 77
Content: Some photographs are cropped.
Content: Title taken from the Gwendolyn Bennett Papers, 1916-1981.
Biographical/historical: Harlem Renaissance poet, artist, journalist, political activist and, in later years, antiques dealer, 1902-1981.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 slides : col. ; 5 x 5 cm. 138 photoprints : silver gelatin, b ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller. 54 photoprints : col. ; 18 x 13 cm. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11527494
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3ecfa490-c605-012f-1c9d-58d385a7bc34
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