Jesse Alexander photograph collection.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1850 - 1980
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: SC Photo Jesse Alexander Collection
Alexander, Jesse N.
YMCA of the USA
Statement of responsibility: Collection contains photographic work by Howard Cox, E. F. Joseph Studios, Cecil Layne, Scurlock Studios, and others.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Photomechanical prints
Extent: 301 prints : 23 x 29 cm. and smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11922866
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7f02b4f0-c6cd-012f-9a5a-58d385a7bc34
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