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Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection

Collection Data

The Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Photograph Collection consists of some personal photographs and documentation of Melville's professional activities. Documentation of Frances' anthropological career is combined with Melville's research.
Herskovits, Frances S. (Frances Shapiro), 1897-1972 (Collector)
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1860 - 1960 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Meville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection
Anthropologists -- United States
Visual anthropology
Content: Collection contains photographs by Melville J. Herskovits, the Eastern Nigerian Information Service, Eugene L. Ray, W. T. Mullarky, and others.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: Ca. 2217 items (6.5 lin. ft., 15 boxes); 652 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b ; 30 x 38 cm. and smaller ; 960 photographic prints : b and col. ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller; 20 photographic prints : albumen ; 10 x 13 cm. and smaller; 480 negatives b and col. ; 9 x 11 cm. and smaller; 102 slides ; 7 x 9 cm.; 3 photomechanical prints : b ; 19 x 13 cm. and smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12490619
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0bd0cc0-c6f3-012f-8e59-58d385a7bc34
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