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

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  1. Otis Kane Jr.

    Otis Kane Jr. The Picasso of the Ghetto

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    she was young when she died
     
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  2. xoxodede

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    Here is a personal picture of one my 2nd Great Grandparents on their way to church in Alabama. I'm not sure what year this was taken.

    My 2nd Great Grandfather -- was born enslaved in 1856 to parents and grandparents who were also born enslaved. My 2nd Great Granny was born in 1873 - and both her parents and grandparents were born enslaved.

    My Great Grandmother is also in the picture -- I am not for sure which one she is -- but she's in there.

    My Great Granny (b.1898) married my Great Grandfather (b.1884) pictured below -- also a child and grandchild of former slaves --- and had my maternal Grandfather -- and 11 other children together.
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  3. Crayola Coyote

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    These old ass picture remind me of black people in Liberia. America in the 1800s looked so 3rd world. :ehh:
     
  4. im_sleep

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    Love my people, love my ancestors
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  5. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Fight or die fighting, no surrender.

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    Thanks
     
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    Big Daddy Fight or die fighting, no surrender.

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    Sticky this thread :ohlawd: someone else with a stash or link for pics like these will see it and comtribute
     
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  8. xoxodede

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    A Negro family coming into the Union lines


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    [between 1890 and 1901]

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    1864

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    [African American school children at work on a craft project], 1899

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    [Chain gang prisoners - one shaving another; one sharpening tools on grinding wheel], 1898

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    [African Americans standing outside of a church], GA, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, collector

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    Full-length portrait of an African American toddler seated on a chair] / M. L. Albright, Photographist, Urbana, Ohio.
    [between 1860 and 1870]


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    [Manual training shop at Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C.], 1899

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    [Four black children in yard], [between 1890 and 1910]

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    [Clarence "Grandpa" Liv and Alonzo "Teddy" Tucker behind the Wright Cycle Company], [between 1897 and 1901]

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    [Two African American children with a dog in Georgia], 1899
     
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  9. xoxodede

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    Savannah, Ga., early Negro life, Photo shows a log cabin with two African American men seated outside and an African American woman standing in the doorway of a slave or sharecropper dwelling. Savannah, Georgia : Launey & Goebel Photographers. Dealers in Photo Stocks. 141 & 143 Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia, [between 1867 and 1890]

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    Tuskegee University, African American men preparing to serve a meal in an outdoor setting among trees, [between 1890 and 1910]

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    Photograph shows a three-quarter-length portrait of a young African American woman, identified as "Odie Morse". She's wearing a hat and sitting, facing front.
    [between 1870 and 1890]

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    Ox team, early Negro life, Photo shows an African American man sitting on an ox cart, facing right, holding the reins in his left hand, posed on the edge of a commercial street in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah, Georgia : Launey & Goebel Publishers of Southern views, 141 & 143 Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia, [between 1867 and 1890]

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    Photo shows an elderly African American man, three-quarter length portrait, wearing coat and top hat, seated, facing front, with right hand resting on the handle of a bow saw that he holds between his legs. West Chester, PA. : W.H. Ingram's Photograph and Ferrotype Gallery, No. 11 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA., [between 1855 and 1870]

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    [African American woman, half-length portrait, facing slightly right], [1899 or 1900]


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    African Americans posed outside of church, [1899 or 1900], Negro life in Georgia, U.S.A., compiled and prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois, v. 3, no. 275.

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    Women and children, Aiken, S.C. 1907

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    African American school children and teacher, studying leaves out of doors, D.C.,1899

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    Uncle Bob Ledbetter, with a group of his 'great-grands' at his granddaughter's home, Mooringsport, Louisiana, 1940

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    D.C., 1899

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    Aunt Harriett McClintock at her home near Sumterville, Alabama, with great grandchildren, 1940
     
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    Zora Hurston, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, beating the hountar, or mama drum, 1937

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    Photograph shows a group of African American men, women, and a young child, former slaves, who were now considered Freedmen, on St. Helena Island.,1860-1870

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    Negro quarters, T.J. Fripp plantation, St. Helena Island (near Beaufort), S.C.

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    Photograph shows a group of African American Freedmen, women, and children on St. Helena Island, possibly students at the Penn School.

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    Negro family and home, St. Helena Island
     
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    Black man, civilian, holding colt army revolver, ring on pinky finger, dred locks, [between 1860 and 1870]

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    Colored School at Anthoston. Census 27, enrollment 12, attendance 7. Teacher expects 19 to be enrolled after work is over. "Tobacco keeps them out and they are short of hands." Ages of those present: 13 years = 1, 10 years = 2, 8 years = 2, 7 years = 1, 5 years = 1. Location: Henderson County, Kentucky / Lewis W. Hine.

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    Wooden gravemarkers at Sunbury, African Americans--Spiritual life--Georgia--Sunbury--1930-1940

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    Carved masks and wooden chains, made by African Americans in Georgia

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    [Carved wooden spoon, made by African Americans in Georgia]
     
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    Interior view of chapel filled with female students at the Tuskegee Institute

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    Interior view of dining hall, decorated for the holidays, with students sitting at tables at the Tuskegee Institute

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    [Chemistry laboratory at Tuskegee Institute, ca. 1902]

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    Interior view of library reading room with male and female students sitting at tables, reading, at the Tuskegee Institute

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    [Mathematics class at Tuskegee Institute, 1906]

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    [Booker T. Washington, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front] [between 1880 and 1890

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    Booker T. Washington seated with group of men outside the office of Dr. W.T. White, in Palatka, Florida
     
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    African American children playing in a schoolyard. Alabama, 1915-1917 circa

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    "Calling for Sinners." Group of African Americans on a riverbank, preparing for a baptism. 1890-1899


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    African American students and faculty lined up outside at the training school in Lowndes County, Alabama. 1917 circa


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    African American woman feeding chickens in a yard.


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    African Americans dressed for church, standing in front of a cabin in Selma, Alabama. 1890-1899

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    Group of African American women standing in front of a brick building, possibly a school. 1940-1949


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    "Aunt Matt" and two African American children in Crenshaw County, Alabama. "Aunt Matt" a former slave of Sallie J. Bradford, holds a Bible in her lap. 1880-1889

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    Caleb Stevens and family on the Williams plantation in Clayton, Alabama. 1930s - 1941 circa

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    Group of African Americans on a riverbank, praying before a baptism. 1890-1899


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    Benjamin E. Royal, as a member of the Alabama Reconstruction Senate.

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    Alexander H. Curtis as a member of the Alabama Reconstruction Senate.


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    J.L. Brown of Suspension in Bullock County, Alabama. Brown was 102 years old at the time of this photograph. Circa 1920

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    George Washington Carver enjoying nature. Believed to be in Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama. Circa 1920s.

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    Happy 24 Club. Young women's club. Photo taken in front of Huntington Hall, Tuskegee Institute. Photo taken in 1900.
     
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    Liberia (Monrovia) pretty much was modeled after the South/Mid Atlantic cities.
     
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    those carvings...wow!
     
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