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    Archive of 580 Photographs.
    Printed by Kodak
    Most measuring 4.5" x 3.25" (11.43 x 8.25 cm)
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts; circa 1940s-1950s

    A collection of approximately 580 familial photographs of African-Americana taken during the 1940s and 1950s. Around 350 of the photographs are loose, while the rest are housed in thirty-one original "Super Pak Snaps" photo albums, each measuring 5.5" x 3.75", with deckle-edged pages. The loose photographs come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 5.5" x 3.5" to 1.5" x 1.25". On a handful of pictures has been written identifying information, such as names and dates. Many of the snapshots have an ink-stamped number on verso.

    Although these are amateur photographs, the images provide unique look into the everyday life of African-Americans during this period. They show friends and family, social events and every day activities.

    Condition: Various amounts of wear, toning, and soiling. Some photographs are lightly toned throughout. Some corners are bumped. Overall good.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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