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Two frames: Portrait of Mr. J. Mazza wearing textured coat with collar and lapels, plaid scarf, eyeglasses, and hat covered in raindrops, standing next to stone block wall; Portrait of Rebecca Cornelius wearing dark textured coat and light colored head scarf, holding paper bag and straps of dark handbag, standing in front of light colored flecked stone wall

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

December 1959

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 2 1/4 x W: 4 3/4 in. (5.71 x 12.07 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.50290 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.