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Men and women protesting housing conditions with signs reading "Better Homes or Bigger Cemeteries," "From G. I. Latrines to Hill District out houses," and "From G. I. foxholes to Hill District rat holes," in Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, City County Building

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

c. 1940-1946

Medium black and white: Ansco Safety Film Measurements H: 4 x W: 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.4593 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.