Vintage Photographs of Black Americans in the late 1800's - mid 1900's

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  1. xoxodede

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    Colored School, 1865 (Additional title: Aiken and Vicinity.)

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    Negro mother teaching children numbers and alphabet in home of sharecropper, Transylvania, Louisiana, January 1939


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    Negroes kneeling at graves of their relatives, and being blessed by Priest with Holy Water, New Roads, La., 1938

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    These cotton hoers work from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $1.00 near Clarksdale, Mississippi, June-July 1937.


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    World's Work, Georgia farm, Athens, Ga., 1904

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    Wife and children of a Negro tenant farmer, Tupelo, Miss., Aug. 1935.

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    Negro tenant farmer, Lee Co., Miss. Aug. 1935

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    Natchitoches, Louisiana. 1940

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    Bayou Bourbeaux Plantation operated by Bayou Bourbeaux Farmstead Association, a cooperative established through the cooperation of FSA; Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, August 1940.

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    Sharecroppers, Pulaski Co., Ark.

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    Sunday in Little Rock, Ark., 1935.

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    Blind street musicians, West Memphis, Arkansas, Sept. 1935.

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    Children of sharecropper, near West Memphis, Arkansas, 1935.

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    Star pupil, 82 years old, reading her lesson in adult class, Gee's Bend, Alabama, May 1939.

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    Part of a Negro tenant family, on a farm near Greensboro, Alabama, May 1941

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    Sharecropper on Sunday, Little Rock, Ark., October 1935.
     
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    Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis [Tubman's adopted daughter]; Nelson Davis [Tubman's husband]; Lee Cheney; "Pop" Alexander; Walter Green; Sarah Parker ["Blind Auntie" Parker] and Dora Stewart [granddaughter of Tubman's brother, John Stewart].

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    Arkansas cotton pickers - early morning.

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    Women being transported from Memphis, Tennessee to an Arkansas plantation, July 1937.

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    Compton, Negro sharecropper and his wife stripping and grading tobacco. He has a Negro landlord who lives in Mebane, part of a very prosperous Negro settlement, region of North Carolina. September 1939.

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    Rehabilitation client and wife with one day's tomato pick off coast of Beaufort, South Carolina.
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    Cotton hoers leaving Greenville at 5 a.m. for a day's work on the plantations; Wages one dollar a day, one dollar and twenty-five cents on a few plantations; Hoers carry their lunches; They return about 8 p.m. Mississippi.

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    Children of Negroes dressed in Sunday best for ceremonies - memorial services, All Saints' Day, New Roads, La.

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    Enjoying the Sunset years of life, Mr. And Mrs. Peter Bruner, as they are today. ; The best Gift life has to offer, a happy family.

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    Windsor plantation; [View of African American women working in the cotton field.] 1915

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    Uncle dikk. He was another of the slaves of Ogle Tayloe, and at eighty-two, is still on the Windsor Plantation, whither he was brought early in life.

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    A negro amateur baseball team.
     
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    Love the old pictures. Especially the 1800's
     
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    Woman carrying bundle on head, Natchez, Mississippi, August 1940.

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    Fisherman's home along the Bayou near Akers, La., Oct. 1938.

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    Josh Taylor, Negro Foreman who has been on place for fifty three years, Knowlton Plantation, Perthshire, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

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    Members of the Moors, a Negro religious group of Chicago, Illinois.

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    [An African American girl; Caroline's play.] 1922
     
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    Negroes, Waco, Texas, Nov. 1939.

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    Studio portrait of singer and dancer Aida Overton Walker, circa 1910s.

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    View of African American shoe shine boys posing along the streetcar tracks. 1887


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    Freedom on de ole plantation. 1865

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    Family Cook. 1880

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    Rapid Transit in Southern Mississippi.

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    Among the first to enter action, returning home. 1945-49

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    A crowd of African American Women's Army Corps members waving at the camera, Staten Island Terminal, New York Port of Embarkation 1946
     
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    1865

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    A typical plantation family. 1900

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    African American school children; Howard Orphanage and Industrial School. 1898

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    Jack Johnson in boxing stance, 1896

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    The Note That Never Came. 1895
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    W. E. B. Du Bois at age four, 1872

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    Sunday School, G. C. Spr., Fla.

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    Oyster and fish women, Charleston, S.C. 1870
     
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    Grandchildren of slaves.

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    Group of Negro educators; Robert H. Bonner; Orishantkeh Fredremas; Chas. H. Boyer; Henry H. Proctor.


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    Saw-Mill Men of Tuskegee Industrial Institute, 1897

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    Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta 1897

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    1865
     
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    earliest i've seen of him:ohhh:
     
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    Awesome thread my G
     
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    George Washing Carver George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

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    "Girls Homemakers Club. Zion City, East Lake, Alabama, Jefferson County." (1910-1919)


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    "A fair sample of one of the small colored public schools of Lowndes County, with only one teacher." (1910)

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    "Negro woman carrying basket of groceries on head. Montgomery." 1927

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    African American man and woman with their three children.


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    "The Three Graces" three African American women in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. 1910-1919

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    Three African American women with quilts outside a cabin in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. 1910-1919

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    Four young women in front of Tullibody Hall on the campus of what would later become Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. At the time of the photograph, the school was probably called either State Normal School or State Teachers College. The girls are labeled on the back of the photograph as follows: "1. Brains 2. Beauty 3. Bananas 4. Beautiful." (1920-1929)


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    Albert Griffin with his children in a cotton field in Wilcox County, Alabama. (1910)
     
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    "Smith-Hughes class in carpentry, Tuskegee Institute, Ala." (1918)


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    Female students sewing in a clothing class at Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. (1918)

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    Four African American children sitting on a fence in Wilcox County, Alabama. (1910)

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    Five African American children in rural Wilcox County, Alabama. (1910-1919)

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    African American children outside a brick school building in Montgomery, Alabama. (1948)

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    African American men and women, probably teachers, standing on the steps of a wooden school building in Calhoun County, Alabama. (1915)

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    "Mose, the teacher, is happy in his school garden." -- African American teacher at Big Zion School in Alabama. (1920)

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    The two Latts." -- Two African American men standing in front of bushes, holding their straw hats. (1920-1929)

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    Abraham Beecham of Fitzpatrick, Alabama, standing with a young woman, probably his wife. Beecham died at Camp McClellan in Alabama on October 18, 1918.

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    "Uncle Tony." - African American baseball player in Birmingham, Alabama. (1940)

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    "Two sunny smiles in Sylacauga, Alabama." 1930s - 1941 circa


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    "When National Guard Officer Stopped Strike March." (1934 April 22)


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    African American man and woman picking berries. (1900 circa)

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    Two young African American women swimming. From an album page labeled, "In the Deep Water City - Pensacola, Florida." (1925 July 4)
     
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    Somebody great great great grandma was a dime

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    She was gorgeous.


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    She was married to George Walker.

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    Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as Ada Overton Walker and as "The Queen of the Cakewalk", was an African-American vaudeville performer, actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, and wife of vaudevillian George Walker. She appeared with her husband and his performing partner Bert Williams, and in groups such as Black Patti's Troubadours. She was also a solo dancer and choreographer for vaudeville shows such as Bob Cole, Joe Jordan, and J. Rosamond Johnson's The Red Moon (1908) and S. H. Dudley's His Honor the Barber(1911). Aida Overton Walker is also well known for her 1912 performance of the “Salome” dance at Hammerstein’s Victoria Theatre. This was Aida’s response to the national “Salamania” craze of 1907 that spread through the white vaudeville circuit.
     
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    Freedmen's Bureau School Classroom

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    African American Homesteaders 1887

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    Macon. Charles H. Douglass owned and operated the Douglass Theatre and Douglass Hotel both in the 300 block of Broadway for African-Americans.

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    Marietta, 1890s. Clara Blackwell, Virginia Crosby's nurse.--from field notes

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    Marietta, 1901. Class of 1901 graduation, 7th grade. Lemon Street School.--from field notes

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    Milledgeville, ca. 1870? Wilkes B. Flagg, an African-American minister.


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    Camden County, 1935. Uncle London Jackson, former slave of Isaac Lang, Jr.

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    The African-American man was known as Uncle Eph Owen. during the Civil War he helped a surgeon from Virginia. After the war he came to Georgia, first to Quitman County and then to Randolph County. After the war he was associated with the family of a Reverend Owen. He performed all sorts of odd jobs and was somewhat of a doctor and seer, too. Cuthbert, ca. 1880? Ephraim Owen (1823-1930) was born a slave. He is seen in the photograph with Robert Gregor Owen, the son of Emily Hillyer Owen.

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    Glynn County, ca. 1910. African-American woman churning butter on the Hofwyl Plantation.

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    Hartwell, ca. 1930. Three generations of Ectors seated on the steps of the porch of Mrs. William B. McCurry located on Howell Street. John Ector (center) is said to have been a slave and was born in Wilkes County, Georgia. His son Doc Ector with guitar is on the left. John Ector's grandson, John Arthur Ector, is on the right.

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    Murray County. Levi Branhan was born a slave in 1852. He is said to have been the first literate African-American man in Murray County.


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    Woodville area, June 1941. African-American girl, one of the children of Ron Lee Smith who was a Farm Security Administration borrower.


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    Sea Island. Old Quarterman, born a slave.

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    Northern part of Camden County, ca. 1915. Uncle Joe Weston playing his fiddle. Weston was a former slave.

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    Atlanta, ca. 1885. Unidentified Afro-American family poses for this group photograph. This is a cabinet card. This photograph was taken by Capitol Copying House, which was located at 50 1/2 South Broad Street in Atlanta, Georgia, at the time that the photograph was taken.

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    Baldwin County, ca. 1900. African-American woman dressed in black for a funeral.


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    Baldwin County, 1940s. African-American woman probably coming back from washing her laundry at the spring.
     
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    These children were evicted legally--though at gunpoint--from their homes on the Dibble plantation near Parkin Arkansas, in January 1936. Plantation owners charged, and the court agreed, that because the parents belonged to the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, they were engaged in "a conspiracy to retain their homes." These families lived by the side of the road until they were moved to a tent colony. Photo by John Vachon.

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    African American women c.1900

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    Barrow County, 1920. Members of the congregation of Bush Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Easter Sunday on the chapel steps.

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    Forsyth, early 1900s. Two young African-American boys pose for this photograph. They were known as John the Baptist (left) and Sandy Todd (right).


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    Greene County, ca. 1925-1950. Two African-American women in a field hoeing cotton.


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    Jones County, ca. 1900. African-American woman transfers the cotton she has picked from the bag to the basket.


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    Henry Robinson, ex-slave.


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    Mississippi African American children, 1936

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