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Artist:
Robert McNeill, born Washington, DC 1917-died Washington, DC 2005  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 1/8 x 10 in. (20.6 x 25.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1930s
Exhibition Label:
In 1938, twenty-year-old Robert McNeill was hired to take photographs for The Negro in Virginia, one of more than a dozen black-oriented history projects launched by the New Deal Federal Writer’s Project in the late 1930s. With a three-and-a-half week deadline and a small amount of film, McNeill had to choose his shots carefully. It was a challenging assignment through which he sought to dispel myths about slavery and focus attention on the contemporary lives of black Virginians.
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Topic:
Figure female\elderly  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Architecture\detail\porch  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Copyright:
© 1938, Robert McNeill
Object number:
1993.72.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk792f83c76-262d-46a2-8a9d-5575c0019a26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1993.72.8