Photographic print of an unidentified couple

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2 images
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (image): 11 1/2 × 9 in. (29.2 × 22.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 1930s
Description
A black and white photograph of an integrated couple seated on a bench. The unidentified woman sits to the right of the man with her legs crossed and turned towards him; the unidentified man rests his proper left hand on her proper left knee. The woman wears a veiled hat and printed knee-length skirt. The man wears a three piece pinstripe suit and a tie with a large floral print. He looks off to the right of the frame while the woman looks directly into the camera. Below the image in the bottom right corner of the print is handwritten text in blue ink which reads [037]. The back of the photograph is blank.
Topic
African American
Families
Photography
Race relations
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
2014.302.85
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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