"tantalizing for what they show, but also what they don’t show"
March 18, 2017 9:37 AM Subscribe
Cornell recently digitized its Loewentheil Collection of African-American Photographs, 645 images spanning the century from the Civil War to the 1960s. These images are largely of unknown individuals, such as an elegantly dressed African-American woman from the 1870s; a late nineteenth-century man with a cane; and three small children. (Note that there is at least one image of a lynching and others of child slave labor.)