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November 27, 2004 2:21 PM   Subscribe

Dapper dresser Charles Teenie Harris, though known as one shot, shot more than 80,000 pictures in his hometown of Pittsburgh. During a forty-year career with The Pittsburgh Courier he shot ordinary people, jazz legends, Negro league baseball players, and the town. A great life that ended on a sour note.
posted by arse_hat (7 comments total)
What's the "baseball players" link? (The rest of the pictures look great, thanks)
posted by zelphi at 2:42 PM on November 27, 2004

I cringe everytime I here stories like this. I detest predetory animals that pray on the eldery. But........

This really didn't end on a sour notes. The court ruled in the family's favor and awarded them control over the prints and negative, not to mention a huge monetary judgment. Plus, they sold the collection to the Carnegie Museum of Art, paid by an undisclosed sum with a grant from the Heinz Family Fund (go Teresa go).
posted by Juicylicious at 2:46 PM on November 27, 2004

Second try baseball players

"This really didn't end on a sour note" Well it's great for posterity and for the family but I still think it was a sad end for CTH.
posted by arse_hat at 2:54 PM on November 27, 2004

None of the requested collections are authorized to this user.

nobody else getting that?
posted by criticalbill at 3:51 AM on November 28, 2004

criticalbill, I'm getting that too, as well as:

Sorry, no matches when searching for...

"E" Anywhere in record and only display records that have digital images

Please try again.

I was wondering if they were restricted to users within the US since I'm in Europe.
posted by Kattullus at 5:31 AM on November 28, 2004

It seems they have blocked MeFi as a referer. :(
posted by arse_hat at 9:32 AM on November 28, 2004

It's not just a referrer thing. Copy and pasting the URL into a different web browser get me the same. I'm in Canada.
posted by Mitheral at 7:55 AM on November 29, 2004

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