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unknown, fl. 1930-1940; [Portrait of an African American man]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09724.02 Author/Creator: unknown, fl. 1930-1940; Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: circa 1930-1940 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 13.8 x 8.7 cm. Order a Copy

One undated sepia-toned photograph of an African American man. The man is dressed in a suit and cap and holds a cigar in his right hand. He stands in front of a backdrop featuring a bridge and lighthouse.

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