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This collection consists of three snapshot photographs of an unidentified African American family.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of three photographic prints of unidentified African American women and children. It is unclear if the people in the images are related or know the individuals in the other photographs. The dates and captions of the photographs are written on the print surfaces with no known photographer. The earliest photograph is of a boy and girl sitting on the steps in front of a house in an unknown location and is dated 1929. The second photograph is of two women standing in front of the Lily White Company in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1930. The last photograph is of a woman posing in swim wear beside an automobile. The print is dated 1933 and the automobile behind her has a New York state license plate. Materials are housed in one folder.
Collection is arranged into one series.
Collection was acquired at a flea market in Hagerstown, Maryland on October 24, 1999. The owners, subjects, and photographers of the prints are unknown.
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, 2008
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Ownership and Custodial History
Collection was acquired at a flea market in Hagerstown, Maryland on October 24, 1999. The owners, subjects, and photographer of the prints are unknown.
Collection processed by Vanessa Broussard- Simmons, 2008.
Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012