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Two frames: Portrait of man wearing argyle sweater, eyeglasses, and cap, standing in front of store and signs; Portrait of man wearing dark pinstriped suit jacket and striped bow tie, standing in store with scalloped lamp shade

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

c. 1960

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 2001.35.55927 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.