Men Near Donaldson Orlando Community Center, 1948. Photographic image of two men standing in front of a black board in front of the Donaldson Orlando Community Center. The board reads: "Debate..." and other related information, like the time and subject of the debate. At the Donaldson Community Center in Orlando, men and women pay a subscription fee of 50 cents per year and enjoy the recreational and sports facilities including boxing and classes in domestic science. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1948.
In 1945, Constance Stuart returned from her assignment as the first female South African war correspondent in World War II. Her reputation as a photographer grew. She maintained a photographic studio in Pretoria and Johannesburg. This series of images, which she entitled "Johannesburg Black Man" depict life in downtown Johannesburg and in parts of the city, where Black South Africans lived, such as Sophiatown, Pimville, and Newclare. A second series of images focuses on Father Huddleston's work in Sophiatown. In 1948-1949, in the early days of apartheid, Stuart documented the building of the South Western townships (Soweto) and the way Africans adjusted to this new environment.
There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.
The cataloging of the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection was supported by a grant from The Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Repository Loc.: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
photographer: Larrabee, Constance Stuart 1914-2000
Local number: EEPA 1998-061628
Physical description: negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (silver gelatin)
Physical description: photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (contact print)
Physical description: photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (dupe print)
See more items in: Constance Stuart Larrabee photographs 1935-1988 (bulk 1941-1945)
Place: South Africa
Place: Johannesburg (South Africa)
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