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'O, write my name' [graphic]

Creator:
Van Vechten, Carl 1880-1964
Physical description:
1 portfolio (50 photomechanical prints) : black-and-white photogravures ; 9 x 6 inches
Type:
Photogravures
Collection descriptions
Photomechanical prints
Portraits
Date:
1984
C1984
Notes:
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was an American writer and photographer who had a strong interest in African-American culture. He wrote extensively on the music and literature of the Harlem Renaissance in Vanity Fair magazine and the New York Times. Van Vechten was also an influential patron of many black writers, including Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen.
Summary:
This two-volume portfolio of photographs by Carl Van Vechten contains fifty 9 x 6 inch photogravure portraits of African-American artists, actors, writers, musicians, activists, politicians, diplomats, intellectuals and athletes. The portraits, which were originally taken between 1932-1962, are printed on paper with a letterpress caption providing biographical information, dates and a brief excerpt from a related work.
Cite as:
'O, write my name' [graphic], Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African American actors
African American athletes
African American authors
African American educators
African American diplomats
African American politicians
African American musicians
African American singers
African American social reformers
Local number:
ACMA 2003.7120
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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