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

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  1. xoxodede

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    The photos were taken for : Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes -- Drums and Shadows Index

    Source: African Americans of coastal Georgia / by Muriel and Malcolm Bell, Jr.

    African Americans of coastal Georgia / by Muriel and Malcolm Bell, Jr.
    Primarily portraits of men, women, and children living in rural communities along the Georgia coast in 1939. Also images depicting crafts created by African Americans in these areas, including carved wooden artifacts and a coil basket. Also includes one image of a church and one of a house; one portrait of photographers Malcolm and Muriel Bell, taken in Nassau, Bahamas, in 1938.
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    [Tony Delegal, at Ogeechee Towns, head-and-shoulders, facing front, with his left hand at side of head]

     
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    View of four unidentified African Americans picking cotton in an unidentfied location., GA, 1890

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    View of African American children in a sparring pose in an unidentified area of Atlanta, Georgia., 1890

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    View of several unidentified women with children on Judge Spencer's farm near Faceville, Georgia. 1899

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    Also known as Gate City School, second grade about 1899. Miss L. M. Coleman (Mrs. L. M. Minnifield), Teacher, W. B. Matthews, Principal
    Description View of the second grade class of Houston Street School (also known as the Gate City School), with Principal William B. Matthews at the right and Teacher Lizzie M. Coleman at the left, at the corner of Houston Street and Butler Street in Atlanta Georgia.

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    View of an African American woman in a long, dark dress posing with a bicycle in Atlanta, Georgia. 1895
     
  3. The Chief

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    The Carving reminds me of the stuff from my tribe. Interestingly enough Georgia and SC is the main place people from my ancestors region was taken due to their rice cultivation skills.
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    Masquerades Among the Dan People - Art & Life in Africa - The University of Iowa Museum of Art
     
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    Document digitized by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2000, as part of GALILEO.This is a photograph of four smiling African American children standing in front of a well-built wooden cabin near a grove of pine trees. Two young boys stand in front of an older girl holding a younger child. All the children appear to be wearing lace-up shoes // 1872/1898


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    Photograph of a crowd of African American children in front of a wood house in or near Richmond County, Georgia, late 19th century

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    Five slaves are pictured at Turnwold Plantation, the Eatonton estate of Joseph Addison Turner. Writer Joel Chandler Harris, who lived at Turnwold during the Civil War, drew upon his experiences there to write his Uncle Remus tales, as well as his autobiographical novel On the Plantation. Photograph of five slaves from the Turnwold Plantation in Eatonton, Georgia. Four men and one woman stand outdoors in a row, facing forward. They are dressed in ragged clothes, and the man and woman on the far left hold canes. Turnwold Plantation was owned by Joseph Addison Turner. Several Turnwold Plantation slaves became models for Uncle Remus, Aunt Tempy, and other figures in the African American animal tales immortalized by Georgia author Joel Chandler Harris.


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    Photograph of Eva Thomas (far left), a public school teacher, leading a story hour program for children in 1944, outside the Auburn Branch of the Carnegie Library of Atlanta, Georgia. The children sit on the ground, and Thomas sits in a wooden chair and faces the children. The story hour was a collaborative project between the Atlanta Public Library and the Atlanta Board of Education.

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    Knox Institute (African-American school). Box 1, Folder 1, David Lewis Earnest photographic collection, circa 1900-1950s. MS 1590. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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    Image showing a group of sixteen African American schoolchildren pictured in Liberty County, Georgia, circa 1890. A teacher stands on the left. They pose outside the school building.The Freedmen's Bureau established numerous schools in Georgia from 1865 to 1870, and local education societies continued to administer the schools after the bureau's closure.

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    Howard Orphanage and Industrial School children learning how to make and repair shoes. 1898

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    A family, pictured in the 1880s, stands outside old slave quarters on St. Catherines Island. The island served as the headquarters for Tunis Campbell, an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau who was assigned to supervise land claims and resettlement on five Georgia islands after the Civil War.

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    Uncle Doug Ambrose, a 97 year old former slave, poses with a group of children. Florida -- 1938-12-24

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    "Aunt" Laura Howard, an ex-slave in Mobile, Alabama. Howard was 85 years old at the time of this photograph. She lived at 355 Morgan Street.

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    Samuel Harper and wife, of Windsor, Ontario, the two survivors of the company of slaves abducted by John Brown from Missouri in the winter of 1858-1859

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    Photograph of Charles Green, an ex-slave who lived at 231 Buxton Avenue in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, District 1.

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    This is a photograph of David Wellom, an ex-slave who lived at 220 Fair Street in Springfield, Ohio, sitting on a chair in the middle of a garden. This photograph is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers.

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    Photograph of Angeline Lester, an ex-slave who lived at 836 West Federal Street in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, District 5. The photo is from the African American Small Picture Collection, SC 1495. The photographs were taken by staff of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The Federal Writers' Project (FWP) was a United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression. On April 1, 1937, the FWP received formal approval and instructions to conduct interviews of surviving ex-slaves in Ohio.

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    This is a photograph of Top and Susan Hawkins, two ex-slaves who lived at 809 Sebert Street in Springfield, Ohio, standing in front of their home.

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    Photograph of Virginia Washington, an ex-slave who lived at 913 West State Street in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, District 6.
     
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    All these pics are incredible, and really serve to give a timeline of the progression of our Ados people.
    Even more fascinating is seeing photos at, or around 1865. Often contemplate the exact moments the slaves learned they were 'free':wow:
     
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    crying on a Friday night thanks op :mjcry:
     
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    Group portrait of three African Americans, two men and one woman - between 1861 and 1870

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    Photograph shows a half-length portrait of two African American boys, identified as Robert and Tommy Bagby. 1868

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    Photograph shows a full-length portrait of an African American woman standing next to a chair -- between 1861 and 1870

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    Seated black man wearing four button sack, laborer, ring - between 1861 and 1865

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    Full-length portrait of an African American man holding a broom - between 1860 and 1870

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    Photograph shows a full-length portrait of an African American man, wearing suit and hat, standing next to a chair -- between 1860 and 1870


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    Full-length portrait of unidentified African American man seated] / T. J. Trapp, Photographer, Williamsport, Pa. -- between 1860 and 1870


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    Full-length portrait of an unidentified African American man standing beside a chair] / Mrs. R. Geer, Photographer, Jackson, Mich. -- between 1860 and 1870

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    Three-quarter-length portrait of an unidentified elderly African American man seated] / photographed by D. W. Bowdoin, Downing Block, Salem.


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    Black cane carver / Alex. Gardner, 921 Penna. Ave., Washington, D.C.

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    [1920]

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    Ben Kinchelow, Freedmen, Hondo, 1937

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    James Johnson, Freedmen, Dallas, between 1937-1938

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    Bill and Ellen Thomas, Freedmen, Hondo

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    Monroe Brackins, Freedmen, Hondo

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    Johanna Lesley, Freedmen, Bracketville


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    Virginia Newman, Freedmen, Beaumont

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    Pauline Grice, Freedmen, Ft. Worth

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    John Barker, Freedmen, Abilene

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    Albert Hill, Freedmen, Ft. Worth

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    John Ogee, Freedmen, Beaumont

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    Lula Wilson, Freedmen, Dallas

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    Minerva & Edgar Bendy, Freedmen, Woodville
     
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    I would love to see pictures of my family from during those times:mjcry:

    I wonder if some even look just like me :mjcry:
     
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    Rev. Robinson, Freedmen

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    Gabriel Brown and Rochelle French, Eatonville, Florida, 1937

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    Aloord, between February 1901 and December 1903


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    Stavin' Chain playing guitar and singing the ballad "Batson," (fiddler also in shot), Lafayette, La. 1934 June.

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    Zora Neale Hurston, Rochelle French, and Gabriel Brown, Eatonville, Florida

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    Old woman "ballet" seller of New Iberia, Louisiana with her daughter, 1934 June.

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    Baptist congregation, Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana, 1934 July.
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    African American girls and women, Alma Plantation, False River, Louisiana


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    African American children, False River, Louisiana

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    African American children (and Zora Neale Hurston) playing singing games, Eatonville, Florida, 1935 June.

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    Two African American women, Belle Glade, Florida, 1935 June.
     
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    Roger Mathews (harmonica), Willie Flowers (guitar), and Booker T. Sapps (harmonica), Belle Glade, Florida, 1935 June.


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    Roger Mathews, Booker T. Sapps, and their girlfriends, Belle Glade, Florida, 1935 June.


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    Joe Harris and Kid West in hotel room, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1940


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    Henry Truvillion's children (4 of the 5), in his flower garden, Newton, Texas, 1940 Oct. 3

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    Alice ("Judge") Richardson, Natchez, Mississippi, at her daughter's home, [1940 Oct. 18]

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    Gospel Singer Mary Amerson at the home of Rev. Bell, Boyd, Alabama, 1940
     
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    Have you ever searched? Go to State's Digital Archives (all the states they lived in) and search the last names of your family.
     
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    Unidentified African American soldier in Union Zouave uniform - between 1861 and 1865



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    Memphis, Tenn. A secondhand clothing and pawn shop and a cheap rate hotel, 1939 October.


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    John Bray, half-length portrait, standing with hand on shoulder, Amelia, Louisiana, 1934

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    Jubilee singers, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. / negative by Black. 1872

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    Junior normal class of Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, seated on steps outside of building, between 1890 and 1906

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    Four young men posed on outdoor steps, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. 1899

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    Extempo club of Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. 1899

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    Photograph shows educator and civil rights activist Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), seated, with book on her lap.

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    Photograph shows John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), who was an abolitionist, first dean of the law school at Howard University and U.S. Representative from Virginia. (Source: researcher J. Morgan, 2017)

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    Photograph shows an enslaved African American family or families posed in front of wooden house, on the plantation of Dr. William F. Gaines, Hanover County, Virginia. -- Hanover County, Virginia - 1862

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    Photograph shows a three-quarter-length portrait of Hannah Richards (1800?-1889?), an ex-slave, freed by her owner Gabriel Richards in 1826.

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    Portrait of educator Clarissa M. Thompson, 1872

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    In the Alexandria glass factories, negroes work side by side with the white workers. Also in Richmond. These are some of those working in Alexandria (Va.) Glass Factory. Location: Alexandria, Virginia. 1911

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    "Boshe," Head-and-shoulders portrait photograph of an African American man wearing a hat, profile, facing right. c1902 July 24.

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    Uncle Vince, Photograph shows three-quarter length portrait of an old African American man wearing hat. 1902

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    Sam, Photograph shows three-quarter length portrait of an old African American man wearing hat. 1902

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    Matt, Photograph shows three-quarter length portrait of an old African American man wearing hat. 1902


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    African American boy, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, 1899

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    Young Negro girl holding bag, 1930

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    Maum Duck (Mrs. Doctor), South Carolina, between ca. 1929 and 1931
     
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    Unidentified African American soldier in uniform and overseas cap with rifle and knife hanging from cartridge belt, 1919

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    Unidentified African American soldier in uniform and overseas cap with rifle and knife hanging from cartridge belt, 1918-1919

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    Unidentified African American soldier in uniform and overseas cap with rifle and knife hanging from cartridge belt, 1918-1919

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    Unidentified African American soldier in uniform and overseas cap with rifle and knife hanging from cartridge belt, 1918-1919

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    Uncle Bob, between February 1901 and December 1903

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    A Happy family, 1902
     

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