Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz lecturing on Afro-Cuban music, assisted by three Black Cuban drummers playing batá drums, before a White audience in Havana, Cuba, on May 30, 1937

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Title
Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz lecturing on Afro-Cuban music, assisted by three Black Cuban drummers playing batá drums, before a White audience in Havana, Cuba, on May 30, 1937
Names
Herskovits, Frances S. (Frances Shapiro), 1897-1972 (Collector)
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963 (Collector)
Collection

Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection

General (1907-196?)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1937-05-30
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Meville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits Collection / Box 11
Topics
Ortiz, Fernando, 1881-1969
Blacks -- Cuba
Anthropologists -- Cuba
Drummers (Musicians) -- Cuba
Batá
Lectures and lecturing -- Cuba -- Havana
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Original image has handwritten description on verso.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 13 x 18 cm ; black and white
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12490619
Photo Order: 55742
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4cef2a50-ae61-0133-a9ed-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Creator Born
  • 1937: Created
  • 1972: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz lecturing on Afro-Cuban music, assisted by three Black Cuban drummers playing batá drums, before a White audience in Havana, Cuba, on May 30, 1937" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1937. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/160580f0-b0d2-0133-0439-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz lecturing on Afro-Cuban music, assisted by three Black Cuban drummers playing batá drums, before a White audience in Havana, Cuba, on May 30, 1937" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/160580f0-b0d2-0133-0439-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1937). Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz lecturing on Afro-Cuban music, assisted by three Black Cuban drummers playing batá drums, before a White audience in Havana, Cuba, on May 30, 1937 Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/160580f0-b0d2-0133-0439-00505686a51c

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Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz lecturing on Afro-Cuban music, assisted by three Black Cuban drummers playing batá drums, before a White audience in Havana, Cuba, on May 30, 1937