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Tiny Irvin playing maracas, and Walt Harper playing cowbell, in front of band with Nate Harper with tenor saxophone, Marion "Boonie" Hazel with trumpet, and trombonist Jon Morris on claves, wearing plaid jackets and performing on stage in Fort Pitt Hotel

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

c. 1955

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 4 x W: 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.6938 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.