Search the Collection

Two frames: Portrait of George Gerneth, M.D. wearing striped necktie and eyeglasses, standing outside of the Empire Building, Liberty Avenue, Downtown; Portrait of Lorenzo Potts wearing striped short sleeve button down collared shirt, hat, and sunglasses, standing in front of Empire Building, Liberty Avenue, Downtown

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

June 1961

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 2 1/4 x W: 5 in. (5.71 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.54843 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.