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Creators:
Larrabee, Constance Stuart
Dates:
1948
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negative ((silver gelatin)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((contact print)., b&w, 6 x 6 cm.)
1 Photographic print ((dupe print)., b&w, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Johannesburg Miners Eating, 1948. Photographic image of three men inside a mine compound. One man is standing behind a long tray pouring food into another man's bowl. There is another man standing beside the man with the bowl holding a bowl of his own. Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, 1948.

These images were taken in mining compounds in the Johannesburg area, where African miners, migrant workers recruited from all over southern Africa, lived in segregated quarters. As a form of entertainment, miners performed dances and played music on Sundays. These performances attracted white visitors, who received permission from the white owners...

There are no prints of this negative in the Constance Stuart Larrabee Collection. EEPA produced an 8x10 study print for reference purposes.