Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century.
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Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century.

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The Photographs and Prints Division of the Schomburg Center is devoted to collecting and preserving images documenting the life and history of peoples of African descent worldwide as well as the work of photographers of African descent.  The images selected for presentation in this database are drawn primarily from 21 discreet collections at the Schomburg Center: sixteen personal, organizational and photographers' collections, many of which are complemented by substantial bodies of letters,... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 27, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 20, 2012
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Send email to DigitalSchomburg@nypl.org
Keywords: African American photographs, New York Public Library, Digital Schomburg

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  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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  • Personal Collections (2)
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Images found in this site were directly captured using a Kontron 3072 ProgRes digital camera. High resolution files are stored on CD-R media in uncompressed TIFF format. Web accessible files were resampled, resized, sharpened and saved into JPEG and GIF formats.

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Sally Robertson
5 years ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

Very useful collection of digital photographs of African Americans from the Schomburg Collection in the New York Public Library. Searchable by category or keyword.

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Images found in this site were directly captured using a Kontron 3072 ProgRes digital camera. High resolution files are stored on CD-R media in uncompressed TIFF format. Web accessible files were resampled, resized, sharpened and saved into JPEG and GIF formats.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 min.