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Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, circa 1940s

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Creator:
Bazemore, Henry
Physical description:
1 box (.42 linear feet)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1940
1940-1949
circa 1940s
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Henry Bazemore collection of Frederick Douglass Dwellings photographs, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Henry Bazemore
Topic:
African Americans
African Americans--Social life and customs
African American neighborhoods
Public housing
Local number:
ACMA 2009.7008
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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