James Weldon Johnson photograph collection

Collection Data

The collection depicts aspects of James Weldon Johnson's personal life, as well as the personal lives of his wife, Grace, and her family, the Nails, from around 1911 to the 1970s.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1911 - 1972
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo James Weldon Johnson Collection
African American authors
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938
Content: Collection includes work by Carl Van Vechten, Rowan A. Wakefield and Underwood & Underwood, among others Some items bear photographer's or photo agency's handstamp on verso; some items have news agency or organizational name printed on recto; one item has photography studio blind stamp on photo mount. Some items bear handwritten notations on verso; one item has typewritten photo caption attached to verso. Some photographs are duplicates Title devised by cataloger
Biographical/historical: James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a writer, journalist, lyricist, educator, diplomat, civil rights activist and a prominent official in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 34 items (.2 lin. ft., 1 box); 16 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 18 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15835679
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ee9c0ce0-c608-012f-0657-58d385a7bc34
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