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Photograph by:
Alex Harsley, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 12 1/4 x 18 3/8 in. (31.1 x 46.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of a large crowd of men standing at then entrance and in front of the 369th Regiment Armory at 2366 Fifth Avenue in Harlem. The arch over the armory door reads "369TH INFANTRY N.Y. N.G." Many of the men wear light shirts and hats and most look towards the armory entrance. At right are two flags standing attached to the fence in front of the armory. Between them, a man stands apart and looking over the crowd, holding a book in his proper left hand. At bottom right, a man is turned around looking directly at the camera while holding a handkerchief to his face. The title and date are inscribed just below the image at bottom center: [A GREAT SUNDAY 1959] along with the photographer's signature [Al Harsley]; there are no marks or inscriptions on the back.
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture