Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, circa 1940s
1 box (.42 linear feet)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Built as temporary housing for World War II workers, the Frederick Douglass Dwellings complex was designed by African American architect Hilyard R. Robinson. Renowned photographer Gordon Parks documented the community for the Farm Security Administration in 1942. Deemed uninhabitable in 1998 and left vacant, the Frederick Douglass Dwellings were demolished in 2000 to make way for a new mixed-income community.
The collection, dated circa 1940s and measuring .42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the residents of the Frederick Douglass Dwellings. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs.
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore
African Americans--Social life and customs
African American neighborhoods
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