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Two frames: Portrait of Julia Mae Diggs wearing wearing eyeglasses, light colored scarf and light colored coat, holding dark handbag under right arm, standing in front of Jenkins Arcade, Liberty Avenue, Downtown; Portrait of Rev. Edwin Mimms wearing fedora, moustache, light colored shirt, patterned necktie, and jacket, standing in front of Jenkins Arcade, Liberty Avenue, Downtown

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

April 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 2001.35.56278 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.