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. 189os
African Americans, mostly women] assorting tobacco at the T.B. Williams Tobacco Co., Richmond, Virginia 1890s
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Greensboro, N.C – Butter making 1890s
Bazoline Estelle Usher, Atlanta University Student 1890s
Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia 189os
Group of Children from the Model School, Fisk University, Nashville Tenn. 1890s
Nine African American women seated on steps of a building at Atlanta University, Georgia 1890s

 

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