1 photographic print : black & white ; 3 x 4 centimeters
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Children of filhas of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "João on r. Sabina's hs. Oct. 1938"
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0467, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Afro American Boy Group 1933 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 8" x 10"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Posed group of boys with two girls and six men standing in rows on the exterior steps of the Tweflth Street Branch of the Y.M.C.A. Several of the group are holding signs which read, "We are Jim's Buddies", "Here come the business men of the future" and "We are 'Afro' sales boys". Ink on negative: caption. "Defender sa]EFTY BAS[e]" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
overall: 3 in x 7 in x 8 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 21.9075 cm
Accessories Worn on the Body
United States: New York, New York City
This beanie style cap of blue and white cotton twill was worn by a lower grade school boy in the New York Public Schools. The "P.S. 49" logo stamped in blue ink at front center indicates "Public School" followed by the number to identify the school and area in which it was used. The crown is constructed of six white traingular sections coming together at a point with a blue twill covered button. A stiffened blue twill brim is attached at front. Overall it measures 3" high by 7 Inches wide by 8 5/8 inches deep.
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Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History