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Agnes Watson and Shirley Holmes (Allen) seated on table holding war bond campaign materials, with poster advertising "The First Annual Double V Water Beauty Pageant..." in background

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

September 1942

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 2001.35.9782 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.