Photograph of the 1929 Tuskegee Institute men's basketball team

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  • Image for Photograph of the 1929 Tuskegee Institute men's basketball team
  • Image for Photograph of the 1929 Tuskegee Institute men's basketball team
5 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Falkener, George Harold, American, 1898 - 1984
Unidentified Man or Men
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 11 7/8 × 13 1/2 in. (30.2 × 34.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 7 3/8 × 9 5/16 in. (18.8 × 23.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1929
Description
A black and white photograph of the 1929 Tuskegee Institute men's basketball team in a black, cardboard mat. There are fifteen boys and two men posing in two rows. Most of the boys are wearing basketball uniforms with dark shorts and white shirts with the word [TUSKEGEE] written on the front of the white tank tops. The player seated in the middle of the bottom row is holding a basketball. The man pictured on the far left side of the photograph is wearing an officer’s military service uniform and the man pictured on the far right side of the photograph is wearing a newsboy cap, medium toned three-piece suit and striped tie. George Harold Falkener is standing in the top row, third player from the right. The team in sitting outside with trees and buildings in the background. There is a white inscription on the bottom, right corner of the photograph, a hyphenated name and location. A handwritten note on the back in pencil identifies the class name and date.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Basketball
Education
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Margaret Falkener DeLorme, Waldo C. Falkener, Cameron S. Falkener and Gilbert E. DeLorme
Object number
2014.94.29
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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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