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Photograph by:
Associated Press, American, founded 1846  Search this
Subject of:
Stanford Parchment, British, born ca. 1922  Search this
Claudius Wellington, British, 1923 - 2004  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (sheet): 10 3/16 × 6 5/8 in. (25.9 × 16.8 cm)
H x W (image): 9 11/16 × 6 5/16 in. (24.6 × 16 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of Stanford Parchment and Claudius Wellington. The two (2) men are standing in front of a railing in a train station. They are both wearing suits, ties, hats, and pin back buttons with illegible text. Parchment, shorter and on the left, is holding a suitcase. He is leaning forward slightly and looking up and to the side at Wellington. Wellington has one hand on Parchment’s shoulder. Wellington is wearing striped pants and looking down. On the back is a date stamp, several numerical inscriptions, and a newspaper clipping with a printed caption reading: [Stanford Parchment, four feet, eight inches tall, and Claudius Wellington, who towers to six feet, rest a minute in a Chicago railroad station before starting the last leg of their journey from Jamaica to Wisconsin. They’re among 200 Jamaicans imported for farm work near Racine and Beaver Dam, Wis., in truck gardens. – AP Wirephoto].
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Migrations  Search this
Photography  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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National Museum of African American History and Culture