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Two frames: Portrait of Samuel E. Coston wearing patterned necktie with clip and eyeglasses, standing in front of row of stores, Wood Street, Downtown; Portrait of Curtis Newring wearing paisley shirt, standing in front of stores and signs including RAAB Clothes and Dimlings Candy, Wood Street, Downtown

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

September 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 2001.35.56337 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.