Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

The Photographs and Prints Division contains both documentary and fine art photographs, which document the history and culture of people of African descent worldwide as well as the work of photographers of African descent. The collection of over 300,000 images ranges from mid-eighteenth century graphics to contemporary documentary and art photography; all of the major photographic processes are represented.

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View of crowd dancing to the music of "Red" Sounders and his band, at the Club DeLisa, Chicago, Illinois, April 1942

View of crowd dancing to the music of "Red" Sounders and his band, at the Club DeLisa, Chicago, Illinois, April 1942

Dancing to the music of "Red" Sounders and his band at the Club DeLisa, Chicago

Dancing to the music of "Red" Sounders and his band at the Club DeLisa, Chicago

Female dancer in flowered dress

Female dancer in flowered dress

View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s

View of a cakewalk procession of couples at a ball, circa late 1800s

Unidentified couple, probably Lindy Hoppers, dancing at an unidentified nightspot, 1930s

Unidentified couple, probably Lindy Hoppers, dancing at an unidentified nightspot, 1930s

Publicity portrait of unidentified tap dance trio

Publicity portrait of unidentified tap dance trio

Dancers performing the Cakewalk

Dancers performing the Cakewalk

The breakdown

The breakdown

William Henry Lane "Master Juba"

William Henry Lane "Master Juba"

Frank R. Crosswaith, labor organizer and political activist.

Frank R. Crosswaith, labor organizer and political activist.

A group of psychiatrists in the psychiatric clinic of the University of Munich: Alois Alzheimer and Solomon C. Fuller seated in front row; standing in back row, left to right: Baroncini, Baroncini, Von Norbert, Ranke, and unidentified.

A group of psychiatrists in the psychiatric clinic of the University of Munich: Alois Alzheimer and Solomon C. Fuller seated in front row; standing in back row, left to right: Baroncini, Baroncini, Von Norbert, Ranke, and unidentified.

Solomon Carter Fuller in his lab

Solomon Carter Fuller in his lab

Portrait of sculptor Meta Warrick Fuller, circa 1910

Portrait of sculptor Meta Warrick Fuller, circa 1910

Interior view of a barbershop.

Interior view of a barbershop.

Meta Warrick Fuller in her living room on Warren Drive, Framingham, Massachusetts. "Four Seasons" sculpture over mantle in fireplace.

Meta Warrick Fuller in her living room on Warren Drive, Framingham, Massachusetts. "Four Seasons" sculpture over mantle in fireplace.

Group portrait of members of the American Negro Theatre including Sidney Poitier (4th from left), Robert Earl Jones, seated (3rd from right), and Hilda Haynes, seated, middle.

Group portrait of members of the American Negro Theatre including Sidney Poitier (4th from left), Robert Earl Jones, seated (3rd from right), and Hilda Haynes, seated, middle.

Malcolm X speaking at a Marcus Garvey Day Celebration, at West 125th St. and 7th Avenue, in Harlem, New York, Friday, August 1, 1958

Malcolm X speaking at a Marcus Garvey Day Celebration, at West 125th St. and 7th Avenue, in Harlem, New York, Friday, August 1, 1958

Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., leaving the Montgomery, Alabama, County Courthouse, 1956.

Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., leaving the Montgomery, Alabama, County Courthouse, 1956.

The great freedom march rally-- Cobo Hall-- June 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Mrs. Rosa Parks, David Boston (Parade Marshall)

The great freedom march rally-- Cobo Hall-- June 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Mrs. Rosa Parks, David Boston (Parade Marshall)

Harriet Tubman.

Harriet Tubman.

Portrait of Carl Augustus Hansberry, Chicago real estate broker, entrepreneur, civic leader and father of playwright Lorraine Hansberry

Portrait of Carl Augustus Hansberry, Chicago real estate broker, entrepreneur, civic leader and father of playwright Lorraine Hansberry

View of the audience at the American Negro Theatre

View of the audience at the American Negro Theatre

Scene from the Broadway production of the American Negro Theatre's "Anna Lucasta," featuring (left to right) Canada Lee, Hilda Simms, Alice Childress and Alvin Childress

Scene from the Broadway production of the American Negro Theatre's "Anna Lucasta," featuring (left to right) Canada Lee, Hilda Simms, Alice Childress and Alvin Childress

Sugar plantation.

Sugar plantation.

Scrapbook page of portraits of friends and acquaintances of George Brashear, consisting of snapshots of Sue and an unidentified man from Forest Park, Georgia; the Gerhardt sisters from St. Louis, Missouri; a double exposure of Brashear and two women named Van and Rosie; and a studio portrait of Minnie H. Gerhardt, a teacher from Carbondale, Illinois, circa 1919

Scrapbook page of portraits of friends and acquaintances of George Brashear, consisting of snapshots of Sue and an unidentified man from Forest Park, Georgia; the Gerhardt sisters from St. Louis, Missouri; a double exposure of Brashear and two women named Van and Rosie; and a studio portrait of Minnie H. Gerhardt, a teacher from Carbondale, Illinois, circa 1919

Collections in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

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Stereograph collection
848 items
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Print Collection
342 items
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Farm Security Administration Collection
219 items
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Military
157 items
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Portrait collection
150 items
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Federal Theatre Project Productions Theater Stills Collection
130 items
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Helen Armstead-Johnson photograph collection
107 items
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Cartes-de-visite collection
85 items
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Views of British Guiana; album
63 items
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Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits photograph collection.
54 items
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Views of Jamaica
51 items
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Slavery
42 items
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Jesse Alexander photograph collection
41 items
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Street Scenes
40 items
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Vues D'Afrique.]
39 items
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Regina Andrews photograph collection
39 items
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Cabinet card collection
38 items
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Lincoln School for Nurses photograph collection
36 items
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Occupations
33 items
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Austin Hansen collection
31 items
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National Youth Administration collection
28 items
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Album de Martinique
24 items
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Motion Picture Stills Collection
23 items
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Ellabelle Davis photograph collection
22 items
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Howard Orphanage and Industrial School photograph collection
21 items
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Organizations
17 items
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Harry A. Williamson Photograph Collection
15 items
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Slavery
15 items
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Claudia Jones Memorial photograph collection
14 items
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Robert Clifton Weaver photograph collection
12 items
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Art and Artists
11 items
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Schuyler Family photograph collection
11 items
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Education
11 items
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Dance
10 items
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Civil Rights Congress photograph collection
9 items
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George L. Brashear scrapbook
9 items
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Nightclubs and theaters
9 items
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A. P. Bedou portfolio.
9 items
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Miscellaneous nineteenth century collections
8 items
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Wesley Williams photograph collection
8 items
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New York Jazz Museum Photograph Collection
7 items
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Kenneth Porter Photograph Collection.
7 items
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Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil.
6 items
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Brazil, 1860-1900
6 items
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Demonstrations
6 items
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Gordon Anderson collection.
6 items
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Arthur Alfonso Schomburg collection
6 items
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Theater Stills
5 items
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Beauty culture.
5 items
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George W. Westerman photograph collection
5 items
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Harper's weekly.
5 items
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Magazines and newspapers
5 items
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Businesses
5 items
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Meta Warrick Fuller photograph collection
5 items
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Joe Nash black dance photograph collection
4 items
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Occupations OLD record for gleaning
4 items
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William Pickens photograph collection
4 items
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Segregation and integration
4 items
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Kurt Fisher Haitian History collection
4 items
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Schomburg Center photograph collection.
3 items
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Ada "Bricktop" Smith photograph collection.
3 items
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Club Cubano Inter-Americano photograph collection
3 items
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Hilda Simms photograph collection.
3 items
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Lynching.
3 items
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Dean Dixon photograph collection
3 items
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Libraries
3 items
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American Negro Theatre Alumni photograph collection
3 items
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Vulcan Society photograph collection
3 items
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Reconstruction collection.
2 items
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William Stanley Braithwaite photograph collection
2 items
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Léon-Gontran Damas photograph collection
2 items
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Josephine Baker scrapbooks.
2 items
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Cartoons and stereotypes.
2 items
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Housing
2 items
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Frank R. Crosswaith photograph collection
2 items
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Gwendolyn Bennett photograph collection
2 items
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Jamaica, 1880-1900
2 items
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James Weldon Johnson photograph collection
2 items
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American Negro Theatre photograph collection
2 items
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Mabel Mercer photograph collection
2 items
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Nat King Cole photograph collection.
2 items
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Moorish Science Temple of America photograph collection.
2 items
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Architecture
2 items
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Government
1 item
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Harlem Scrapbook (Franklin F. Hopper Scrapbook)
1 item
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Hiram Revels photograph collection
1 item
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Madam C.J. Walker collection
1 item
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P. Jay Sidney collection
1 item
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Broadsides, posters and playbills
1 item
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Caribbean area - Trinidad.
1 item
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Institute of the Black World photograph collection
1 item
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International Labor Defense photograph collection.
1 item
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Julian Mayfield photograph collection
1 item
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The Malcolm X photograph collection
1 item
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James Latimer Allen portfolio.
1 item
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Church buildings
1 item
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John Brown portrait Collection
1 item
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Columbia 1880-1900
1 item
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Postcard collection
1 item
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Conrad-Tubman photograph collection
1 item
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Ku Klux Klan
1 item
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Cuba 1860-1900
1 item
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Wilcox Collection - Tuskegee Institute
1 item
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Alberta Hunter photograph collection
1 item
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Robin W. Winks blacks in Canada photograph collection
1 item
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Augusta Savage photograph collection.
1 item
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Vocalists and vocal groups
1 item
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Sheet Music Collection
1 item
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Entertainers
1 item
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Radio
1 item
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Africa 1870-1899
1 item
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Richard Saunders Portfolio
1 item
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection.
1 item
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William N. and Isabele T. Spiller photograph collection
1 item
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A Raisin in the sun theater stills collection
1 item
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Anita Bush Stock Company.
1 item
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Peter Williams Portrait Collection
1 item
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Negro Labor Committee photograph collection
1 item