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Men walking on sidewalk holding signs protesting against Port Authority, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Smirnoff, and Italian Swiss Colony Wines, with billboard for Parliament cigarettes in background

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

August 1971

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 2 1/4 x W: 3 1/4 in. (5.71 x 8.26 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.4634 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.