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Benjamin J. Davis photograph collection

Author: Benjamin J Davis; Pete; Daily Worker (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: [194-?-195-]
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Photograph : English
Publication:Benjamin J. Davis papers, 1949-1964
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The Benjamin J. Davis Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of his term on the New York City Council, his sedition trial, and his imprisonment.
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Genre/Form: Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Snapshots
Silver gelatin prints
Photomechanical prints
Named Person: Benjamin J Davis; Cab Calloway; Lena Horne; Joe Louis; Thurgood Marshall; Walter Francis White; Cab Calloway; Benjamin J Davis; Lena Horne; Joe Louis; Thurgood Marshall; Walter Francis White
Material Type: Graphic, Photograph
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin J Davis; Pete; Daily Worker (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 37122071
In: Davis, Benjamin J
Notes: Title devised by cataloger.
Many items have handwritten descriptive information on verso; some items have captions on recto; one item has newspaper's handstamp on recto that credits a staff photographer, "Daily Worker photo by Pete."
Some items have cropping marks; one item has been cropped.
Description: 20 items (.1 lin. ft., 1 folder) 6 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. or smaller. 13 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 13 x 11 cm. or smaller. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

Abstract:

The Benjamin J. Davis Photograph Collection depicts some aspects of his term on the New York City Council, his sedition trial, and his imprisonment.

The collection includes portraits of Davis; a portrait of his father, Benjamin Davis, Sr.; Davis meeting with various individuals, including Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Thurgood Marshall, Joe Louis, and the mothers of the Scottsboro defendents; a group portrait of Davis and ten other Communist leaders, the Smith Act defendants, accused of sedition (ca. 1949); a view of Davis upon his release from prison (1953); a view of the New York City Council in session; photographic reproductions of a "Free Ben Davis" poster (combined with a portrait of Walter White) and a billboard erected by Davis' supporters during his trial and imprisonment; and a view of a street crowd responding to Davis' prison release.

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