Thursday, August 16, 2018

Photo Archives - African American Women at Work & School in the 1890s

These photos come from the Library of Congress collection of African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition. They are part of the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog of the Library of Congress, and there are many more there to see.
5 Female Negro officers of Women's League, Newport, R.I. 189osAfrican Americans, mostly women] assorting tobacco at the T.B. Williams Tobacco Co., Richmond, Virginia 1890sAgricultural and Mechanical College, Greensboro, N.C - Butter making 1890sBazoline Estelle Usher, Atlanta University Student 1890sFour African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia 189osGroup of Children from the Model School, Fisk University, Nashville Tenn. 1890sNine African American women seated on steps of a building at Atlanta University, Georgia 1890sRoger Williams University--Nashville, Tenn.--Normal class 1890sSewing class at Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, Augusta, Georgia 1890sSewing ClassYoung women cutting and fitting clothing in class at Agricultural and Mechanical College, Greensboro, N.C. 1890s