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    Charles "Teenie" Harris.
    Chorus Line of Young African-American Women
    10" x 8"
    Circa 1950-1960

    Signed by the photographer on the lower right corner, "Teenie Harris". Eight young women perform at an unknown Pittsburgh venue. Three of the eight dancers are identified on the verso along with a Harris Studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania photo stamp.

    Charles Harris was born in Pittsburgh, and both his brother and uncle were photographers in their own right. As a teenager, Harris cofounded the Pittsburgh Crawfords baseball team and played with them up until the late 1920s, and he also played basketball. It was not until the late 1930s that Harris had some of his photography published in the Washington D.C. Flash picture magazine. He would go on to photograph Pittsburgh's black neighborhoods for the Pittsburgh Courier. Over the course of his career, Harris took more than 80,000 photographs, and his collection has been described as one of the most comprehensive documentations of a minority community within the U.S.

    Condition: Very good. Light creasing and scratches throughout.


    More Information: Charles Harris was born in Pittsburgh, and both his brother and uncle were photographers in their own right. As a teenager, Harris cofounded the Pittsburgh Crawfords baseball team and played with them up until the late 1920s, and he also played basketball. It was not until the late 1930s that Harris had some of his photography published in the Washington D.C. Flash picture magazine. He would go on to photograph Pittsburgh's black neighborhoods for the Pittsburgh Courier. Over the course of his career, Harris took more than 80,000 photographs, and his collection has been described as one of the most comprehensive documentations of a minority community within the U.S.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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