African American

Loading Hides, New Orleans: 1903

Loading Hides, New Orleans: 1903

Animal hides being loaded onto steamer at dock by African Americans, New Orleans, Louisiana. Detroit Publishing Company, 1903. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

Dealers in Slaves: 1860s

Dealers in Slaves: 1860s

Front of "slave pen", Alexandria, Virginia. Photograph showing a Union army guard and other men in front of a building designated Price, Birch & Co., dealers in slaves. Photo by Andrew J. Russell, 1861 to 1865. LOC original medium: albumen photographic print.

Storming the Beach: 1940s

Storming the Beach: 1940s

African American soldiers exiting a landing craft, storming a beach. No data with the photo at LOC other than that is was taken between 1940 and 1946. Presumably a World War Two training or combat photo. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: film negative.

Motorcycle Roadtrip: 1918

Motorcycle Roadtrip: 1918

Photograph shows two men and a police officer standing next to motorcycles with sidecars, near the U.S. Capitol. One man is holding a fox. Title at LOC says 'Geo. M. Green'. Did a little research on Google but couldn't find out who that might be. National Photo Company photograph taken 1918 to 1920. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Frederick Douglass Launch: 1943

Frederick Douglass Launch: 1943

Launch of liberty ship Frederick Douglass, May, 1943. Beautiful African American woman ready to christen the ship. The woman is not identified at LOC. Perhaps someone out there knows who it is. Untitled Office of War Information photo. LOC original medium: film negative.

Cold Harbor Casualties: 1865

Cold Harbor Casualties: 1865

Cold Harbor, Virginia. African Americans collecting bones of dead soldiers killed in the battle. Photograph taken in April 1865. Photo by John Reekie. LOC original medium: glass negative - wet collodion. You can also see this photo and 5000+ others on our American Civil War photography site, www.americancivilwarphotos.com.

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