Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Documenting History: The Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive

Documenting History: The Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive. "...Charles "Teenie" Harris photographed the events and daily life in Pittsburgh's African-American community between 1936 and 1975 for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the largest and most influential Black newspapers in the country. In 2001, Carnegie Museum of Art acquired Harris' archive of nearly 80,000 photographic negatives. The archive documents Black urban life from the Depression through the Civil Rights Era, and represents the largest single collection of photographic images of any Black community in the United States. In its breadth and its rich documentation of the life and community spirit of Black urban America, the archive is unequalled."


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