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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Du Bois Collection of visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of 1900 African American photographs assembled for the Paris Exposition / Visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of 1900

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Title

  • Du Bois Collection of visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of 1900

Other Title

  • African American photographs assembled for the Paris Exposition
  • Visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of 1900

Summary

  • Photographs and other visual material documenting the history of African Americans in Georgia and other areas of the Southern United States. Subjects include portraits of unidentified men, women, and children; photographs of colleges, students, businesses, workers, and houses. Additional views of churches, clubs, unions, home interiors, and family groups provide glimpses of everyday life. Charts of census and statistical data show the economic and social condition of African Americans since emancipation with special studies for the state of Georgia (microfilm LOT 11931). Handwritten transcriptions of Georgia state laws governing slaves and freedmen from 1732-1899 are also included (microfilm LOT 11932).

Names

  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, compiler
  • Calloway, Thomas J.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
  • Daniel Murray Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1899-1900.

Headings

  • -  Exposition universelle--(1900 :--Paris, France)
  • -  African Americans--1890-1900
  • -  Slaves--Georgia--1890-1900
  • -  Freedmen--Georgia--1730-1900
  • -  Laws--Georgia--1730-1900

Headings

  • Charts--1890-1900.
  • Group portraits--1890-1900.
  • Photographic prints--1890-1900.
  • Portrait photographs--1890-1900.
  • Transcripts.

Genre

  • Photographic prints--1890-1900
  • Charts--1890-1900
  • Transcripts
  • Portrait photographs--1890-1900
  • Group portraits--1890-1900

Notes

  • -  Arrangement: Organized under the call number prefix: LOT. This collection includes 363 photographs (in four albums) compiled by Du Bois to show "Types of American Negroes, Georgia, U.S.A." (people) and "Negro Life in Georgia, U.S.A." (activities) (LOT 11930); 217 mounted photographs organized by subject (LOT 11293-LOT 11308); 72 drawings of charts, graphs, and maps showing statistical and census data (Microfilm LOT 11931); three albums entitled "The Black Code of Georgia, U.S.A.," containing transcriptions of Georgia state laws relating to African Americans, 1732-1899 (Microfilm LOT 11932). Each LOT is separately cataloged.
  • -  Digitized images of photographs in LOT 11930 along with associated identifying information are available through the Prints & Photographs Division Online Catalog.
  • -  Charts (LOT 11931) and transcripts of Georgia Black codes (LOT 11932) are available on microfilm in the Prints & Photographs Division Reading Room.
  • -  Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt, "The American Negro at Paris" American Monthly Review of Reviews 22:5 (November 1900), p. 576.
  • -  Report of the Commissioner-General of the United States to the International Universal Exposition, Paris, 1900 (Washington : Government Printing Office, 1901) v. II, pp. 381, 408-409, 463-467.
  • -  These materials were assembled for the "American Negro" exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition by W.E.B. Du Bois with direction from Thomas J. Calloway, special agent for the Exposition. Both men were awarded gold medals for their efforts: Calloway as compiler for the "Negro Exhibit" and Du Bois, as compiler for special studies related to the "Georgia Negro."
  • -  Collection title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Most of the photographs lack photographer credits.
  • -  Forms part of the Daniel Murray Collection at the Library of Congress.
  • -  Gift; Daniel Murray; 1925.

Medium

  • ca. 650 items (chiefly photographic prints)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Guide Record [P&P]

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2005682657

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Access Advisory

  • For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog or the microfilm copy to preserve the fragile original items.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Call Number: Guide Record [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Calloway, Thomas J, W. E. B Du Bois, and Daniel Murray Collection. Du Bois Collection of visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of. Paris Georgia France, 1899. composeds by Du Bois, W. E. B. , Iler to 1900. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2005682657/.

APA citation style:

Calloway, T. J., Du Bois, W. E. B. & Daniel Murray Collection. (1899) Du Bois Collection of visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of. Paris Georgia France, 1899. Du Bois, W. E. B., comp to 1900. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2005682657/.

MLA citation style:

Calloway, Thomas J, W. E. B Du Bois, and Daniel Murray Collection. Du Bois Collection of visual materials about African Americans assembled for the Paris Exposition of. comp by Du Bois, W. E. B. , Iler to 1900. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2005682657/>.