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African American visual arts collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS68

Scope and Content

This collection contains various types of visual images, including photographs, lithoghraphs, posters, and prints from periodicals, pertaining to African Americans. Included in the collection are stereotypical racist pictures and postcards; photographs of African Americans working as domestics, agricultural laborers, musicians, streetcar conductors, etc.; portraits of African American women, men, and children; prints depicting significant events, such as the Fort Pillow Massacre and the Atlanta race riots of 1906, and people, such as Booker T. Washington and John Brown; and photographs of African American neighborhoods, housing, and institutions.


  • 1860-1957, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


97 image(s)

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.
African American visual arts collection
Josh Hogan
March 2013
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305