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Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century.

Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century.

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, diaries, minutes and other textual documents; four collections representing examples of the various presentation formats common to nineteenth century portrait and genre photography; and a collection of wood engravings from the illustrated U.S. press of the nineteenth century.

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Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
10 years ago
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.
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