Collection Data

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
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.
Physical Description
Extent: 1093 items (2.3 cubic ft., 13 boxes) 21 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b ; 36 x 26 cm. and smaller. 720 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 68 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b ; 18 x 26 cm. and smaller. 83 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b ; 13 x 18 cm. and smaller. 21 photomechanical prints : b ; 36 x 26 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic prints : col. ; 26 x 21 cm.. 2 postcards : col. ; 14 x 9 cm. 4 commemorative prints : col. 10 x 17 cm.
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16181531
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9511b70-c6cd-012f-49d7-58d385a7bc34
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