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Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Albert Valentine, American  Search this
John Gray, American  Search this
Clarence Walker, American  Search this
Ray Harris, American  Search this
Joe Mitchell, American  Search this
R. L. Lipscomb, American  Search this
West Wall, American  Search this
Richard Reed, American  Search this
Theodore Campbell, American  Search this
Claud Foster, American  Search this
Clifford Brown, American, 1930 - 1956  Search this
"Checkers" Brown, American  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 1/2 × 17 in. (31.8 × 43.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
1949; printed 2000
A black and white photograph of a large group of men observing two separate games of checkers. The two checker tables, seated competitors, and bystanders are positioned on the sidewalk outside the store front of Babe's Place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The man standing fifth from the left wearing the V-neck sweater is identified as "Checkers" Brown. Other men in the photograph include: Albert Valentine, John Gray, Clarence Walker, Ray Harris, Joe Mitchell, R. L. Lipscomb, Richard Reed, West Wall, Theodore "Ted" Campbell, Claud Foster, Clifford L. Brown Jr. In the bottom right corner of the print, below the image, is a handwritten notation in black ink which reads [118].
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift from Crystal Harris Pass and Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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National Museum of African American History and Culture