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African American family photograph album

Identifier: RB-8036

Scope and Contents

This photograph album was kept by an Arican American family in the 1920s. The location is not captioned in any of the photos, but a photograph of men in their dorm room shows an "Orlando" pennant in the background, so it's possible the family was from Florida. Other photographs show boats docked in a harbor, portraits of a family posed around their home, and candids of family and friends. Some of the photographs show a family farm with people working, posed around a new car in a field, and one which shows a young woman in a dress in a pin-up style pose.


  • circa 1920s

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Between the Covers, April 2022. Accessioned as RB-2022-002.

Processing Information

Anna Smith, 2022.

African American family photograph album
Anna Smith
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository