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Two frames: Portrait of Helen Wert wearing eyeglasses, dark hat with leaf shapes, and light colored coat with dark fur collar, standing on sidewalk, downtown; Portrait of Barbara Beerman wearing eyeglasses and flecked coat, standing in front of flecked wall, downtown

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

March 1960

Medium black and white: unknown 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 2001.35.55748 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.