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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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

Scrapbook page of snapshots of George Brashear, friends of Brashear identified as Teddy, Manuel, Leon and Betty, a group of young women, and a news clipping of a sports article reporting the Whittier State football team's 46 to 0 victory over Santa Barbara High School, circa 1913

Scrapbook page of snapshots of George Brashear, friends of Brashear identified as Teddy, Manuel, Leon and Betty, a group of young women, and a news clipping of a sports article reporting the Whittier State football team's 46 to 0 victory over Santa Barbara High School, circa 1913

James Robert Spurgeon, Past Master by Affiliation of Carthaginian no. 47 (Prince Hall)

James Robert Spurgeon, Past Master by Affiliation of Carthaginian no. 47 (Prince Hall)

Harry A. Williamson (second from left, seated) and 28 members of the Carthaginian Lodge no. 47 (Prince Hall)

Harry A. Williamson (second from left, seated) and 28 members of the Carthaginian Lodge no. 47 (Prince Hall)

Harry A. Williamson and five fellow members of the Carthaginian Lodge no. 47 (Prince Hall)

Harry A. Williamson and five fellow members of the Carthaginian Lodge no. 47 (Prince Hall)

Dr. Charles Greene, Harry A. Williamson, et al

Dr. Charles Greene, Harry A. Williamson, et al

Lodge room of the Carthaginian Lodge no. 47 (Prince Hall).

Lodge room of the Carthaginian Lodge no. 47 (Prince Hall).

Portraits of James Lyons Kingsland and Abraham Leon Kingsland, 1900.

Portraits of James Lyons Kingsland and Abraham Leon Kingsland, 1900.

Quarter-lengthportrait of unidentified woman whose bodice is decorated with thick lace.

Quarter-lengthportrait of unidentified woman whose bodice is decorated with thick lace.

Maritcha Lyons

Maritcha Lyons

Albro Lyons, Sr.

Albro Lyons, Sr.

Mary Joseph Marshall Lyons

Mary Joseph Marshall Lyons

Maritcha Lyons and her younger sister Pauline

Maritcha Lyons and her younger sister Pauline

Albro Lyons, Jr.

Albro Lyons, Jr.

Double ambrotype portrait of Albro Lyons, Sr. and Mary Joseph Lyons.

Double ambrotype portrait of Albro Lyons, Sr. and Mary Joseph Lyons.

Two portraits of Harry A. Williamson as a child.

Two portraits of Harry A. Williamson as a child.

Men in Masonic garb posing before Mother A. M. E. Zion Church in Harlem

Men in Masonic garb posing before Mother A. M. E. Zion Church in Harlem

View looking north on Lenox Avenue from northeast corner of Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street, Harlem, New York

View looking north on Lenox Avenue from northeast corner of Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street, Harlem, New York

Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning

Shoeshiners, 135th St. and Lenox Ave.

Shoeshiners, 135th St. and Lenox Ave.

Pushcart vendors, 145th St. and 9th Ave.

Pushcart vendors, 145th St. and 9th Ave.

Lenox Fruit and Vegetable Market

Lenox Fruit and Vegetable Market

Madison Ave. at 133rd St.

Madison Ave. at 133rd St.

133rd St. near 5th Ave.

133rd St. near 5th Ave.

135th St. near 5th Ave.

135th St. near 5th Ave.

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
146 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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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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Dance
7 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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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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Theater Stills
4 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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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