Collar City Brownstone: James Van Der Zee - Harlem Renaissance Photographer

Barefoot Prophet of 1929 is a photograph of Elder Clayhorn Martin, also known as Prophet Martin and the Barefoot Prophet, an eccentric street preacher. Taken by famous black photographer James Van Der Zee prominient during the Harlem Renaissance

Girl in Fancy Dress by James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. His wonderful legacy of photographs were not “discovered” until 1969 when The Metropolitan Museim of Art held an exhibition of his photographs called Harlem On My Mind.  The exhibition brought Van Der Zee fame and much deserved accolades throughout America.  Van Der Zee had already retired several years prior to the exhibition but came out of retirement to resume taking photographs again until his passing on March 15, 1983.

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

James Van Der Zee, a photographer known for his potraits of black New Yorkers. An influential figure during the Harlem Renaissance.

James VanDerZee : 1886 First great African American photographer of the twentieth century. In his thousands of photos, the Harlem Renaissance comes alive as a time of achievement, idealism, & material success.

MABEL HAMPTON (1902-1989) was a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance and later became an LGBT historian, philanthropist and activist. Hampton marched in the first National Gay and Lesbian March on Washington, and she appeared in the films Silent Pioneers and Before Stonewall. In 1984, Hampton spoke at New York Citys Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade. Hamptons collection of memorabilia, ephemera, letters and other records documenting her history are housed at the Lesbian Herstory Archiv

Mabel Hampton (May 1902 – October was an American lesbian activist, a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, and a philanthropist for both black and lesbian/gay

James Van Der Zee - Harlem Renaissance Photographer - Collar City Brownstone - Incredible photographer. The images appear as if you could step right in and have a conversation with his subjects. Love his work.

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

First African American Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley http://rogerburnleyvoicestudio.com/

Jamaican-born American chess player Maurice Ashley became the first Black Grandmaster in That same year, he opened the Harlem Chess Center, where he began coaching young chess players

Vintage Mother's Day Art Print "Mothers Hold Their Children's Hearts" 8.5 x 11"

Vintage Mother's Day Art Print "Mothers Hold Their Children's Hearts" 8.5 x 11"

Nov 1894 - Mother and child, circa How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too! Jamaica let us NEVER forget.

Old snaps you have to see. Part 6

Old snaps you have to see. Part 6

It's About Time: From New Orleans to the Harlem Renaissance - Archibald John Motley, Jr 1891-1981

Archibald Motley - Archibald John Motley, Jr (American Harlem Renaissance painter, Bronzeville at Night 1949

Photo by James VanDerZee http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426238406/89028/james-van-der-zee-garveyite-family.html

Garveyite Family, Harlem, 1924 (printed Photographer: James VanDerZee [Minneapolis Institute of Arts - The Collection]

Collar City Brownstone: James Van Der Zee - Harlem Renaissance Photographer  Marcus Garvey: YEA MON

James Van Der Zee I had to dedicate a post to Harlem Renaissance photographer James Augustus Joseph Van Der Zee. Born on June 1886 in Lenox, Massachusetts, James Van Der Zee became the most sought after photographer during the.

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Augusta Savage was a famous sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance. This sculpture is known as "Gamin". It is actually a bust inspired by her nephew. This piece earned her a big break in the art industry photography

Photo by Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee circa 1926. His photography studio documented African American life in NYC.

Alpha Phi Alpha - Photo by Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee circa His photography studio documented African American life in NYC.

Team photo (collegiate?) by James Van Der Zee, 1925

Team photo a professional basketball team by James Van Der Zee, 1925 Photo states location to be NYC. Great photo of yesteryear. First thing I noticed is they are wearing knee pads?

Stuart Davis, Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance

Edward Burra Harlem 1934 Brush and ink and gouache on paper support: 794 x 571 mm Purchased Tate

1929 New York City. Photo by acclaimed artist, James Van Der Zee, G.G.G Studio. Read of the issue facing Black Israelites today.

1929 New York City. Photo by acclaimed artist, James Van Der Zee, G.G Studio. Read of the issue facing Black Israelites today.

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