Saturday, October 18, 2014

African-American Portraits

Another group of portraits of black Americans from the late 19th-early 20th centuries by Joseph Pennell.

 Portrait of Hazel Mcelroy, 1922
 Portrait of Hazel Prewitt and children, 1917
 Portrait of Julia Richardson, 1898
 Portrait of Lt. Barnes and wife, 1918
 Portrait of McRobinson baby, 1916
 Portrait of Mrs. Ike Perkins and Mrs. Sgt. Dorsey, 1916
 Portrait of Mrs. R. C. Scott and son, 1917
 Portrait of Mrs. Winfield and friend, 1919
 Portrait of Nat Jones family, 1910
 Portrait of Robinson children, 1898
 Portrait of Smith Family, 1917
 Portrait of Soldier, William Jackson, M.s.s. and wife, 1918
Portrait of W. H. Harrington family, 1918


  1. "Portrait of Mrs. R. C. Scott and son, 1917" ?! That white lady really had a black son? It sounds weird to me, considering that it was 1917.

    1. I'm pretty sure the "white lady" is actually a light-skinned African-American.

  2. I loved this more than I can say.