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National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a boy swinging a bat at a ball. A large scoreboard that says “Ontario Lakers Softball League Welcome to Adams Morgan Bienvenidos" appears behind him. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped and inscribed on the back.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Julian Bond standing and writing as a young African American boy watches closely. A man with a receding hairline, wearing glasses, stands in the background. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped on the back.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of seven men wearing coats and hats outside a storefront. Several of the men sit on upturned crates around a checkerboard balanced on one man's lap. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped on the back.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture
A gelatin silver print of students working in a science lab at the Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth in Bordentown, New Jersey.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture
Black and white gelatin silver photographic print of a man wearing apron shown standing in doorway of storefront of "Our Own Community Grocery & Delicatessen".

Backyard

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Black and white gelatin silver photographic print of an elevated view of alley with hanging laundry and garbage.

Life Vol. 64 No. 16

National Museum of African American History and Culture
An issue of Life magazine featuring the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The cover has an image of Coretta Scott King in a black veil at her husband's funeral service. The LIFE logo is at the top left of the cover and white text next to the logo reads: [America's Farewell in Anger and Grief]. White text at the bottom reads: [April 19- 1968 - 34¢].

Print of Louis J. Redding and Thurgood Marshall

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Print of Louis J. Redding and Thurgood Marshall holding a brief while they smoke cigarettes during a recess in the Supreme Court's hearing on racial integration in public schools. The AP Wirephoto caption is along the right side.

The caption reads "Washington, April 11 - SEEK SPEEDY INTEGRATION - Louis J. Redding, left, of Wilmington, Del. and Thurgood Marshal of New York City confer at the Supreme Court today during a recess in the courts hearing on racial integration in the public schools. Redding, representing Negro pupils in Deleware, and Marshal, general council for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, contend quick integration should be ordered by court."

Price list for dealers of Poro beauty products

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This is a sheet of paper with a price list for Poro dealers of Poro Products. Along the top is the title for the price list "NEW SCHEDULE OF REDUCED PRICES WITH TAX/ For Poro Dealers only." The pricing list is split into six columns. The column titles read from left to right "HAIR PREPARATIONS / Dealer's/ Price/ Gov. / Tax/ Total/ Charge/ Customers'/ Price/ Total/ With Tax." Along the lower third of the sheet include instructions for pricing as well as a price schedule for soap with tax. It contains a new schedule of reduced prices with tax. There are several creases from folding throughout the sheet; these are reinforced by clear tape.

Studio portrait of a baby

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a baby girl. She is wearing a bow in her hair, a light dress and socks. She is seated upright on a couch with buttons visible. She has her left hand to her side and her right in between her legs.

Studio portrait of a baby

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a baby boy. He is wearing a light shirt-sleeved shirt, a vest overtop, socks and shoes. He is sat upright on a couch with both hands in his lap and his left thumb sticking up.

A Woman Waiting in the Doorway

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This image depicts a standing young woman leaning her right shoulder against a concrete doorway. Behind her is a multi-paned door, missing its door handles. The woman wears a wrinkled skirt, blouse with bow at the neck, and vest, and stands with her hands folded at her waist, carrying a black handbag under her left arm. She gazes to her left, away from the viewer.

Black Creation Vol. 1 No. 1

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Black Creation magazine, volume 1, number 1, April 1970 featuring a black and white image of a woman. The woman looks to the right and is seen smiling. She wears a dark colored shirt with a wide, white collar. In the top left quadrant is the publication date and title. The date is in white while the title is in green and red [April, 1970/BLACK/CREATION]. In the upper right quadrant is the price as well as a short poem to the right of the title [$1.00/from in a crowd/she stands way out/soft, sultry, shining/beautiful creation/when she approaches/the air becomes electric/charged with a wealth/of her power and beauty/like a fool/i'm tryin' to be cool/my mind is stunned by the glow/but my eyes shall not deny me/a glimpse in admiration/warm and radiant smile/drenches me all the while/and i weakly respond/with a shy-ish 'hello" (sic)/to an intimate stranger/so familiar to my heart/she, natural woman/so naturally commands it/from me, a small token/to the queen of my heart/shining creation in my soul]. In the lower left corner is a short list of genres available within the publication [POETRY/SHORT STORIES/ART/PHOTOGRAPHY/CRITICISM].

Print of Cab Calloway and dancers performing

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of Cab Calloway performing with dancers around him. Calloway is pictured in the cente rof the image, pictured from the waist up at an angle from the bottom left corner. He wears a checked tuxedo with tail coat and white bowtie. His mouth his open as if singing and his is glancing down past his proper right shoulder. In the foreground, the hands, neck, chin, and torso of a dancer in a partial backbend is visible. Behind her, in the background, another dancer is visible, but out of focus. She wears a striped costume with white bodice and stands with one arm raised above her head, bending back slightly from the waist. Behind Calloway, only the legs of another dancer are visible. She is atop an elevated platform, behind and facing away from Calloway, standing upon her proper left foot with her proper right bent at the knee and her dark colored high heeled shoe visible in the center of the image. There are no marks or inscriptions, front or back.

Amulet in the form of miniature shackles

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A miniature pair of shackles used as a protective amulet by the Lobi tribe of West Africa in what is now Ghana. The bronze shackles consist of a pair of loops linked to a single bolt. There is a third loop at the top of the amulet. The bronze is covered with a dark patina.

Photograph of a woman

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a woman. She is depicted from the waist up, with her proper right shoulder held slightly forward. She is wearing a dark colored garment with a row of ball-shaped buttons down the front, a collar with rounded front edges, and small cap sleeves that flare out over the long sleeves of the garment. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, in the bottom right corner reads, [Diaz & / Rogers]. In the top left corner of the image is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To Lauri / From one Rebel / to another its been / Wonderful / Always Cleo]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.

Photograph of the Rose Buds performing at the Rose Room

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of the dance ensemble, the Rose Buds, performing on a stage in front of a band at the Rose Room. The four (4) female dancers are dressed in matching outfits of striped, strapless bustiers, short skirts, and elbow length gloves. A top hat tied with a large bow sits askew on each woman's head. The dancer on the far right is Laura Cathrell. There is a band depicted on the left side of the image. The visible male musicians includes two (2) saxophonists, a drummer, and a bass player. Two (2) music stands have the text, [JOHNNIE / COLE'S], printed on the front. The women stand on a stage surrounded by dinner tables. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.

Photograph of a man

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man. The man is depicted in a full length pose, against a white gradient background. He is standing on his proper left leg, with his proper right leg behind him and the toes resting on the floor. His body is turned towards the viewer, his face is turned towards the left edge of the image, and he is looking up to the top left corner of the image. His proper right arm is extended upwards and his palm is facing out. His proper left arm is extended slightly out to his side with the palm facing down. He is wearing a dark toned, double breasted suit, a light toned collared shirt, and a patterned tie. He has a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket. In the bottom right corner of the photograph is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To The "Princess" / Laurie / Best Wishes / Sammy[?]]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, located in the bottom right corner reads, [Romaine]. There are two stamps on the back of the photograph along the center of the bottom edge. The top stamp, in blue ink, reads, [PHOTOGRAPHY BY / Romaine / 220 JONES ST., SAN FRANCISCO], and the stamp below, in black ink, reads, [15[---?] 8 3].

Photograph of a man playing the trumpet

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man playing a trumpet. The man is centrally depicted from the knees up, performing on a stage. He is facing the viewer, with his body turned slightly towards the left edge of the image. There are two (2) male musicians seated behind music stands behind him. The trumpet player is wearing a black, double breasted suit, white collared shirt and black bow tie. He has a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket and he is holding the trumpet to his lips. The musicians behind him are wearing black tuxedos with white shirts and black bow ties. The man on the right is playing a brass saxophone. The music stands are decorated with a zig zag pattern. The curtain in the background is decorated with outlines of stars. There are no inscriptions on the front or the back of the photograph. There is a stamp in black ink on the back of the photograph that reads, [harry rossner / CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER / 116 ave. c, b’klyn, n.y.].

Photograph of a group of people playing cards

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a group of people playing cards. Three (3) women and one (1) man are seated at a small table playing cards. Four additional people, three (3) women and one (1) man, are standing behind the table and card players, crowded around the seated woman depicted in the center of the image. Sally Cathrell is depicted standing, just left of the woman seated in the center. She is wearing a dark coat with a fur collar, and a medium toned hat. Laura Cathrell is depicted leaning over the shoulder of the proper right shoulder of the woman seated in the center of the image. She is wearing a light colored top with a satiny scarf tied around her neck. On the table are cards, cigarette packs, and glassware. Above the table is a round, hanging, light fixture decorated with fringe, and a tassel hanging from the center of the fixture. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the image.

Photograph of a man and a woman seated at a bar

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a woman and a man seated at a bar. The two (2) are depicted from the waist up, sitting behind a wooden bar. The woman on the left is wearing a medium toned, button down garment with a collar. She has her hair tied in a kerchief. The loose ends of the kerchief rest on her proper left shoulder. Her hands are resting on the bar, holding a tall glass. The man seated next to her is wearing a two toned jacket, white collared shirt, and a diagonally striped tie. His hands are resting on the bar in front of him. On the wall in the background is a painted mural of a woman’s face. She has blonde hair, dark lips, and heavy cat eye eyeliner. There are several people seated at the bar on either side of the man and woman. On the bar are two (2) dark glass bottles, several glasses, and an ashtray. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.

Photograph of Laura Cathrell and two men

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Laura Cathrell and two (2) men. Cathrell is depicted standing between the men. Cathrell is wearing a medium tube top and light colored capri pants. She is holding a small, striped basket in front of her with both hands. The man on the left is wearing a white, short sleeve shirt and light toned pants. And the man on the right is shirtless and wearing medium toned pants. He is holding a striped piece of fabric in his proper left hand. The men each have one arm draped around other man’s shoulders. They are standing on a grassy field with a car parked in the background. There is a stamp in blue ink on the back of the photograph that reads, [C 9343]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.

The Bronzeman vol. 3 no. 7

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Bronzeman, vol. 3 no. 7, featuring an illustration of a woman set against a blue and white background. The woman is standing in three quarters profile with her head turned towards the viewer and smiling. She is wearing a red, white, and black plaid scarf over a black coat, white gloves, and a black hat tilted towards her proper right shoulder. Her ear length hair is styled in finger waves. She is holding a blue sash in her hands. In the background is the outline of a train, drawn in blue ink. The illustration is bordered on the left with a thick red and smaller blue stripe. The top third of the front cover is the masthead in blue and red text, [The / Bronzeman / A Popular Magazine for All]. The date line, [June, 1933], is printed in blue text below the masthead. And the price is printed in blue type in a blue circle, [10c], on the far right. Centered below the illustration is the main cover line for a short story in blue text that reads, [Her Own Daughter / A Gripping Story Of A / Mother’s Courageous Sacrifice]. The back cover of the magazine features an advertisement and order form for a book by Fireside Publications, Inc., titled, [A.B.C.’s of Great Negroes / An Artistic Picture Book of Negro Achievement]. The interior pages features black-and-white text, photographs, and illustrations. There is a black-and-white text photograph of Laura Cathrell, depicted in costume in a dance pose on page 8. This magazine issue is thirty-four (34) pages.

Photograph of five male performers with drums

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a group of five (5) male performers. The men are posed around a large drum, placed in the lower right quadrant of the image. All of the performers are depicted shirtless. One (1) man is seated cross-legged with a drum held between his knees to the left of the drum. His proper right hand is poised above the drum head and his proper left is resting on the drum. He is wearing a metallic costume that leaves his legs bare. Behind the seated man are two (2) performers. The man on the left has his arms extended above his head, bent at the elbows. The man on the right, kneels in front of a drum with his proper left side facing the viewer. His proper left hand holds the drum and the proper right arm is extended above his head. Behind the large drum, on the right side of the image, is a man kneeling with his proper right hand poised above the drumhead. His proper left hand is extended above his head, bent at the elbow. His hand is held below another performer's hand. That performer is standing behind the large drum. He is depicted wearing white pants with metallic detailing on the proper left side of the front of his pants. His proper left arm is raised to shoulder level and bent at the elbow so his proper left hand is held above a performer's hand. His proper right arm is extended above this head. The background is white wall with large shadows of the performers playing on the wall. In the lower right corner, printed in the negative, is the photographer's mark, [Diaz & / Rogers /N.Y.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
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