[Photographs]: African-American Tramps in New Orleans

New Orleans: [circa 1930].


Unbound. Three black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring 3" x 5½" with captions on the verso. Near fine with the photographs slightly curling. Three images taken from a train traveling through New Orleans in the 1930s. The photos show a group of young African-American children and one older man singing, begging for change, and "scrambling for money" when the passengers threw coins from the train. A modest but striking assemblage of images depicting African-American poverty in 1930s Louisiana through the lens of a presumably white tourist.

Item #440818

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Item #440818 [Photographs]: African-American Tramps in New Orleans