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Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and possibly Bobby Short, both in elaborate costumes for production of The Hot Mikado seated in dressing room of Nixon Theater with Christmas decorations, and attendant in doorway

Charles "Teenie" Harris (American, 1908–1998)

1940

Medium black and white: Agfa Safety Film Measurements H: 4 x W: 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.6784 Location Not on View
 
 
 

Artist Bio

Teenie Harris photographed for the Pittsburgh Courier for almost 40 years, documenting life in the African-American community. His approximately 70,000 negatives, recently acquired by the museum, form one of the richest-known archives of Black life in an American city from the 1930s to the 1970s.