Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

The Photographs and Prints Division contains both documentary and fine art photographs, which document the history and culture of people of African descent worldwide as well as the work of photographers of African descent. The collection of over 300,000 images ranges from mid-eighteenth century graphics to contemporary documentary and art photography; all of the major photographic processes are represented.

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Rose Morgan and husband Joe Louis, posing with bottles of her cosmetics brand "My Man"

Rose Morgan and husband Joe Louis, posing with bottles of her cosmetics brand "My Man"

Portrait of Muslim minister and activist Malcolm X

Portrait of Muslim minister and activist Malcolm X

Ray Yates, Georgette Harvey, Alonzo Fenderson, Leigh Whipper, Rex Ingram, Jack Carter and Carrington Lewis in a scene from the Theatre Union production of "Stevedore," at the Civic Repertory Theatre, New York

Ray Yates, Georgette Harvey, Alonzo Fenderson, Leigh Whipper, Rex Ingram, Jack Carter and Carrington Lewis in a scene from the Theatre Union production of "Stevedore," at the Civic Repertory Theatre, New York

New Amsterdam Musical Association, New York, U.S.A.

New Amsterdam Musical Association, New York, U.S.A.

New York City - Colored refugees from Arkansas awaiting transportation to Liberia at the Mount Olivet Baptist Chapel.

New York City - Colored refugees from Arkansas awaiting transportation to Liberia at the Mount Olivet Baptist Chapel.

Robert C. Weaver's birthplace in Brooklawn section of Washington, D.C.

Robert C. Weaver's birthplace in Brooklawn section of Washington, D.C.

Three women dancers from Asadata Dafora's dance troupe

Three women dancers from Asadata Dafora's dance troupe

Asadata Dafora and a female dancer in a standing duet

Asadata Dafora and a female dancer in a standing duet

Asadata Dafora and Esther Rolle in an unidentified production by the Shogola Oloba dance troupe

Asadata Dafora and Esther Rolle in an unidentified production by the Shogola Oloba dance troupe

Shogola Oloba dance troupe with Asadata Dafora (front, center) and Esther Rolle (front, right)

Shogola Oloba dance troupe with Asadata Dafora (front, center) and Esther Rolle (front, right)

Marcus Garvey, Eminent Scholar

Marcus Garvey, Eminent Scholar

Paul Robeson, accompanied by pianist Lawrence Brown, in Moscow, Soviet Union

Paul Robeson, accompanied by pianist Lawrence Brown, in Moscow, Soviet Union

Portrait of pianist and composer Lawrence Brown

Portrait of pianist and composer Lawrence Brown

Portrait of Lawrence Brown

Portrait of Lawrence Brown

Librarian Augusta Baker showing a copy of Ellen Tarry's "Janie Belle" to a young girl at the library

Librarian Augusta Baker showing a copy of Ellen Tarry's "Janie Belle" to a young girl at the library

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Attendees to the Baptist National Convention, in Richmond, Virginia

Attendees to the Baptist National Convention, in Richmond, Virginia

Portrait of Hon. Jonathan Jasper Wright, Judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina

Portrait of Hon. Jonathan Jasper Wright, Judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina

Woman with a baby sitting outside of building from which they had been evicted, in Harlem, New York

Woman with a baby sitting outside of building from which they had been evicted, in Harlem, New York

Earl Hines and his big band performing at the Apollo Theatre

Earl Hines and his big band performing at the Apollo Theatre

Général Alexandre Pétion (1770-1818). Héros de I'Indépendance d'Haïti (1807-1818)

Général Alexandre Pétion (1770-1818). Héros de I'Indépendance d'Haïti (1807-1818)

Général Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758-1806). Héros de I'Indépendance d'Haïti (1804-1806)

Général Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758-1806). Héros de I'Indépendance d'Haïti (1804-1806)

Général Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)

Général Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)

Cap et Môle St Nicolas, Isle St. Domingue

Cap et Môle St Nicolas, Isle St. Domingue

Augusta Savage with unidentified woman

Augusta Savage with unidentified woman

Collections in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

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Stereograph collection
848 items
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Print Collection
342 items
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Federal Theatre Project Productions Theater Stills Collection
260 items
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Farm Security Administration Collection
219 items
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Portrait collection
195 items
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Military
158 items
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Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection
113 items
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Cartes-de-visite collection
85 items
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Street Scenes
66 items
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Views of British Guiana; album
63 items
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Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection
56 items
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Occupations
52 items
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Views of Jamaica
51 items
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Austin Hansen collection
44 items
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Slavery
42 items
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Jesse Alexander photograph collection
41 items
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Vues D'Afrique
39 items
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Regina Andrews photograph collection
39 items
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Cabinet card collection
38 items
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Lincoln School for Nurses photograph collection
37 items
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National Youth Administration collection
28 items
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Art and Artists
24 items
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Album de Martinique
24 items
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Ellabelle Davis photograph collection
23 items
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Arthur Alfonso Schomburg collection
23 items
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Howard Orphanage and Industrial School photograph collection
21 items
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Organizations
21 items
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Wesley Williams photograph collection
19 items
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Schuyler Family photograph collection
17 items
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Harry A. Williamson Photograph Collection
15 items
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Slavery
15 items
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Nightclubs and theaters
14 items
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Claudia Jones Memorial photograph collection
14 items
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Dance
13 items
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George L. Brashear scrapbook
11 items
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Augusta Savage photograph collection
11 items
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Education
11 items
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Civil Rights Congress photograph collection
9 items
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A. P. Bedou portfolio.
9 items
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Miscellaneous nineteenth century collections
8 items
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Asadata Dafora photograph collection
8 items
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New York Jazz Museum Photograph Collection
7 items
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Joe Nash black dance photograph collection
7 items
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Kenneth Porter Photograph Collection.
7 items
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Gwendolyn Bennett photograph collection
7 items
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Robert Clifton Weaver photograph collection
7 items
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Sports
6 items
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Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil.
6 items
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Brazil, 1860-1900
6 items
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Demonstrations
6 items
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Lawrence Brown photograph collection
6 items
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William "Pop" Gates photograph collection
6 items
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Libraries
6 items
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American Negro Theatre Alumni photograph collection
6 items
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Meta Warrick Fuller photograph collection
6 items
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Vulcan Society photograph collection
6 items
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Beauty culture.
5 items
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George W. Westerman photograph collection
5 items
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Harper's weekly.
5 items
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Magazines and Newspapers
5 items
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Ada "Bricktop" Smith photograph collection
4 items
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William Stanley Braithwaite photograph collection
4 items
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Businesses
4 items
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William Pickens photograph collection
4 items
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Segregation and integration
4 items
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Dean Dixon photograph collection
4 items
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Kurt Fisher Haitian History collection
4 items
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The Wages of Sin Motion Picture Stills Collection
3 items
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Schomburg Center photograph collection.
3 items
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Hilda Simms photograph collection.
3 items
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Frank R. Crosswaith photograph collection
3 items
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Club Cubano Inter-Americano photograph collection
3 items
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Lynching.
3 items
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American Negro Theatre photograph collection
3 items
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Mabel Mercer photograph collection
3 items
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Reconstruction collection.
2 items
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Cabin in the Sky Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Hallelujah Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Imitation of Life Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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The Jackie Robinson Story Motion Picture Stills Collection
2 items
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Léon-Gontran Damas photograph collection
2 items
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Ewart Guinier photograph collection
2 items
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Katherine Handy Lewis photograph collection
2 items
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Josephine Baker scrapbooks.
2 items
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Stormé DeLarverié photograph collection
2 items
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Cartoons and stereotypes.
2 items
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Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
2 items
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Housing
2 items
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Wilcox Collection - Tuskegee Institute
2 items
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Leigh Whipper photograph collection
2 items
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Jamaica, 1880-1900
2 items
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James Weldon Johnson photograph collection
2 items
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Glenn Carrington photograph collection
2 items
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Radio
2 items
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Nat King Cole photograph collection.
2 items
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Moorish Science Temple of America photograph collection.
2 items
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Peter Williams Portrait Collection
2 items
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Architecture
2 items
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Government
1 item
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Harlem Scrapbook (Franklin F. Hopper Scrapbook)
1 item
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Hiram Revels photograph collection
1 item
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Theater Stills
1 item
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Madam C.J. Walker collection
1 item
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P. Jay Sidney collection
1 item
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Anna Lucasta Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Big Fella Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Broadsides, posters and playbills
1 item
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Gunsaulus Mystery Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Harlem Theater Stills Collection
1 item
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Caribbean area - Trinidad.
1 item
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Murder in Harlem Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Stevedore theater stills collection
1 item
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Julian Mayfield photograph collection
1 item
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Sanders of the River Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Shuffle along theater stills collection
1 item
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Swing Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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The Birth of a Nation Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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The Notorious Elinor Lee Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Underworld Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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Church buildings
1 item
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Within Our Gates Motion Picture Stills Collection
1 item
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John Brown portrait Collection
1 item
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Columbia 1880-1900
1 item
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Postcard collection
1 item
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Conrad-Tubman photograph collection
1 item
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Ku Klux Klan
1 item
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The Zulu and the zayda theater stills collection
1 item
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Cuba 1860-1900
1 item
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Robin W. Winks blacks in Canada photograph collection
1 item
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Vocalists and vocal groups
1 item
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Sheet Music Collection
1 item
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Entertainers
1 item
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Africa
1 item
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Africa 1870-1899
1 item
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Richard Saunders Portfolio
1 item
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection.
1 item
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William N. and Isabele T. Spiller photograph collection
1 item
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A Raisin in the sun theater stills collection
1 item
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Negro Labor Committee photograph collection
1 item