Photographic print of the Berry family gathered around pot belly stove

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2 images
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Berry, Alexander
Berry, Tula
Berry, Alexander W., American, 1922 - 2008
Berry, Eartha
Berry, Anthony
Berry, Linda
Berry, Shelia
Berry, Marpessa
Berry, Barbara
Berry, Michael
Berry, Brian
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 3/4 × 15 5/8 in. (32.4 × 39.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 15 15/16 × 19 7/8 in. (40.5 × 50.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
November 1962
Description
A black and white photograph of the Berry family in their apartment. The family includes a mother and father and their nine children, positioned around a pot belly stove in a multipurpose domestic space. The family includes: left front row: Anthony, Linda, Eartha, Mrs. Berry, Sheila, baby Marpessa, Barbara; rear: Michael, Alexander Jr., wearing a "Sewickley Academy" sweatshirt, Brian, and Alexander. The back of the photograph has an inscription, by hand, of the number: [471] and a photographer's stamp.
Topic
African American
Children
Domestic life
Families
Fatherhood
Motherhood
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number
2014.302.13
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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