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James Weldon Johnson, from the portfolio 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes

1932, printed 1983 Carl Van Vechten Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1880 Died: New York, New York 1964 Richard Benson (Printer) photogravure image: 8 3/4 × 5 7/8 in. (22.2 × 14.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From 'O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Eakins, 2015) 1983.63.161 Not currently on view


Keywords

Ethnic - African-American

Occupation - writer - poet

Performing arts - music - composer

Portrait male - Johnson, James Weldon

photography - photomechanical reproduction

photogravure

About Carl Van Vechten

Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1880 Died: New York, New York 1964

About Richard Benson

Born: Newport, Rhode Island 1943 Died: Providence, Rhode Island 2017

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