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James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Hugo Gellert, 3 May 1892 - 6 Dec 1985  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Crayon and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 36.5cm x 16.8cm (14 3/8" x 6 5/8")
Sheet: 46cm x 33.9cm (18 1/8" x 13 3/8")
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1933
Topic:
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.57
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Hugo Gellert
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.57

James Weldon Johnson

Title:
THE NEW NEGRO
Artist:
Winold Reiss, 16 Sep 1886 - 29 Aug 1953  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Printed illustration
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 x 14.9cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/8")
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1925
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Book  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.129.g
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.129.g

James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Doris Ulmann, 1882 - 1934  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 20.6 x 16 cm (8 1/8 x 6 5/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14")
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring\Wedding Band  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower\Boutonniere  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.114
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.79.114

James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Winold Reiss, 16 Sep 1886 - 29 Aug 1953  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on illustration board
Dimensions:
76.3cm x 54.7cm (30 1/16" x 21 9/16"), Accurate
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Lawrence A. Fleischman and Howard Garfinkle with a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
NPG.72.78
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.72.78

James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Photogravure
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 22.2 x 14.9cm (8 3/4 x 5 7/8")
Mat: 61 x 40.6cm (24 x 16")
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932 (printed 1983)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.188.28
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Carl Van Vechten Trust Gravure and compilation ©Eakins Press Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.188.28

James Weldon Johnson

Title:
Mortals and Immortals
Artist:
Carlo de Fornaro, 1871 - 1949  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Commercial relief print on paper
Dimensions:
Book: 28 x 22.8 x 0.8 cm (11 x 9 x 5/16")
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1911
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Print  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Illustration  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.90.117.k
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.90.117.k

James Weldon Johnson

Artist:
Laura Wheeler Waring, 1887 - 1948  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson, 17 Jun 1871 - 27 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 92.7 x 76.2cm (36 1/2 x 30")
Frame: 109.2 x 95.3 x 5.1cm (43 x 37 1/2 x 2")
Culture:
James Weldon Johnson: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
1943
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Male  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist\Civil rights leader  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Education\Administrator\School\Principal  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
James Weldon Johnson: Communications\Translator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
NPG.67.40
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Laura Wheeler Waring
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
The Struggle for Justice
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 220
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.67.40

22c James Weldon Johnson single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2371
Depicts:
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 2, 1988
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1993.2070.141
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1993.2070.141

[James Weldon Johnson, studio portrait : paper photoprint.]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, 10" x 8", unmounted
1 item
Type:
Portraits
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1942
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American men  Search this
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000028.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights
See more items in:
Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226234

James Weldon Johnson, from the portfolio 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes

Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, born Cedar Rapids, IA 1880-died New York City 1964  Search this
Printer:
Richard Benson, born Newport, RI 1943-died Providence, RI 2017  Search this
Sitter:
James Weldon Johnson  Search this
Medium:
photogravure
Dimensions:
image: 8 3/4 × 5 7/8 in. (22.2 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photomechanical Reproduction
Date:
1932, printed 1983
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Occupation\writer\poet  Search this
Performing arts\music\composer  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.161
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.161

Final model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0120643
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_120644

Final Model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0120645
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_120646

Final Model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0120646
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_120647

Final Model for James Weldon Johnson Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Barthe, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Homage--Johnson, James Wilson  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0120649
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_120650

God's trombones [sound recording] / by James Weldon Johnson ; read by Bryce Bond

Poet:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938  Search this
Performer:
Bond, Bryce  Search this
Martin, William  Search this
Recordist:
D'Arcy, Scotti  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Cover illustrator:
Pippin, Horace 1888-1946  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938 God's trombones Adaptations  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Date:
1965
Topic:
American poetry--African American authors  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Local number:
FW09788
Folkways 9788
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233074
Additional Online Media:

Carl Van Vechten Photographs of James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Reel 5933, Frame 65-68
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Prentiss Taylor papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Prentiss Taylor papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-taylpren-ref1546

James Weldon Johnson Bibliography Project

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-circa 1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Alma Thomas papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alma Thomas papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomalma-ref787

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse

Author:
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938  Search this
Illustrator:
Aaron Douglas, American, 1899–1979  Search this
Publisher:
Viking Press, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Book, Page 20b
Type:
Exhibitions
Book
Object Name:
Book
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Collection of Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt, PS3519.O2625 G6
Accession Number:
89.2016.4
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_89.2016.4
Additional Online Media:

[James Weldon Johnson. Photoprint.]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1940
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000024.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Use cotton gloves for handling, unless print is protected by a plastic enclosure
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights
See more items in:
Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_262758

James Weldon Johnson Medal

Curatorial division name:
Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Referenced:
Short, Bobby  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 4 in x 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm x 1.27 cm
overall: 5/8 in x 4 1/16 in x 2 13/16 in; 1.5875 cm x 10.31875 cm x 7.14375 cm
Object Name:
medal
Date made:
1995-11-19
ID Number:
2006.0071.12
Accession number:
2006.0071
Catalog number:
2006.0071.12
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1301579

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