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Rapid News Photo (New York, N.Y.)

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Works: 59 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 59 library holdings
Roles: Photographer
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Publications about Rapid News Photo (New York, N.Y.)
Publications by Rapid News Photo (New York, N.Y.)
Most widely held works by Rapid News Photo (New York, N.Y.)
Government ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Collection depicts mainly African-American government officials and employees, at the national and local levels, from the 1930s to the mid-1980s
George Schuyler portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of journalist and author George Schuyler. Collection includes views of Schuyler participating in a WLIB broadcast, at the Harlem Business Men's Club dinner with David and Mrs. Doles, with Max Yeargen and his wife, and entertaining guests with daughter Philippa. Also views of Josephine Schuyler with guests and talking to Katherine Dunham. Full, half and quarter length portraits are included
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Views of the first women to be elected president of the UN General Assembly, India's ambassador to Moscow, Washington, Mexico, London, Doblin, and Indian representative to the UN Human Rights Commission, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. The collection consist of portraits of Pandit with daughters, receiving awards, dining and shaking hands. Individuals identified in group portraits with Pandit include Alpha Kappa Alpha, daughters Tara, Lekha & Rita, Brigadier General Carlos Romulos & wife, A. Philip Randolph, Mrs Nora Holt, Raden Ojoe Farida Dyatiasmor of Indonesian League and Judge Jane Bolin. Half, three-quarter and full-length portraits are included
Jay C. Higginbotham portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of jazz trombonist Jay C. Higginbotham consisting of three-quarter length studio portraits, used for publicity purposes. Higginbothom is also depicted in group portraits with Henry Red Allen, Fred Robbins and Johnny Jackson; and with Miff Mole. Collection also includes a quarter-length portrait of Higginbotham's sister, Irene Higginbotham, and there is a candid shot of her with Marlon Brando
Eddie Green portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of comedian and radio personality Eddie Green. Collection includes views of Green on the air (WBC) with Gee Gee James, Tommy Riggs, Claude Hopkins and others. Group portraits show Green with Maria Cole, Olive Tucker, Muriel Rahn possibly at his office, with his wife, with Warren Coleman and others and with three young girls. Full, half and quarter length portraits are included
Walk hard theater stills collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Scenes from the American Negro Theatre's production of "Walk Hard" by Abram Hill featuring Ruby Dee and other members of the cast
Negro Actor's Guild photograph collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Views of members of the Negro Actors Guild including Leigh Whipper, Noble Sissle, Abbie Mitchell, W.C. Handy, J. Rosamund Johnson, Georgette Harvey, Redd Foxx, Juanita Hall, Fredi Washington, and Edna Thomas attending banquets, benefits, and memorial services
The Little foxes theater stills collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Photographs of scenes from two different productions of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" featuring Abbie Mitchell and John Marriott, and Charles Hewitt, Phillip Pruineau, Leon Kay, Peggy Cartwright, Milton Selyer, Franki Lynn, and Edmund Cambridge
Benny Benjamin portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Views of musician and composer Benny Benjamin, approximately dated in the 1940s including various half-length portraits performing with George Weiss (one taken at the Apollo, one at the Baby Grand); in full-length group portrait with George Weiss at WMCA; in full-length group portrait with Art Ford, Deanna Bartlett, Maurie Hartman and Eddie Seileri; at the piano with George Weiss, posed with their composition in hand
Harriet Pickens portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of civic leader Harriet Pickens who served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant in the WAVES, from 1944 to 1946, consisting of quarter and three-quarter length studio portraits. Pickens is also depicted in group portraits including one with Alida Darley, Director, Nurses Training School, Harlem Hospital; and with a boy promoting a Christmas Seal fundraising campaign. Collection also includes views of Pickens addressing a group at the New York Public Library (1947); registering, along with Jean Blackwell Hutson, men and women for the Planning Institute at the Countee Cullen Branch of the New York Public Library (1952); and pointing to a map of Harlem, New York, that had recorded tuberculosis statistics (1950)
Ann Petry portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of author and novelist Ann Petry. Collection includes promotional portraits as well as views of Petry autographing "Country Place," and attending an event with Mabel Staupers and others. Quarter, half and three quarter length portraits are included
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of Army Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. taken mainly during the 1940s. Collection includes many quarter-length portraits as well as group portraits of Davis attending various military functions and ceremonies, participating in marches, talking with soldiers, dining with the Liberian Presidential party, standing with a group of newsmen; all in military uniform. Included with Davis are: Willard Tubman, Edwin Barclay, Alford Russ, Walter Walker, Leon Henderson, Benjamin Davis, Jr., Chauncey Hooper, Sadie Davis (Mrs. Davis Sr.), Agatha Davis (Mrs. Davis Jr.), Douglas Crier, Gaston Woel, William Spence, Truman Gibson, Frederick Hibbard, Emmet J. Scott, Henry Willard, John C.H. Lee, Carlton Moss, J.S. Mundy, Alan Dingle, Ira Aldridge, and Rufus Aikins. Davis is shown in civilian attire in a couple of photographs, one taken shortly after he retired. Many full and half-length views are included
Charles A. Petioni portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Quarter length portraits of physician and civic leader Charles A. Petioni
The Crow's nest theater stills collection by N.Y.) Rapid News Photo (New York( visu )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Photographs of scenes from "The Crow's Nest" featuring Earl Hyman, Ethel Moses, Jessie Shorts, Ruth Attaway, Lurene Smoulding, and Milroy Ingram
Beggar's holiday theater stills collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Photographs of Mildred Smith, Marjorie Belle, Alfred Drake, Avon Long and other members of the cast in their dressing rooms as well as a scene from "Beggar's Holiday" by Melvin Van Peebles featuring Zero Mostel, Dorothy Johnson and Rollin Smith
Betty Granger portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of journalist and radio broadcaster Betty Granger. Collection includes numerous views of Granger with guests such as, Dr. Jane Wright, Martin Luther King Jr. and Benjamin McLaurin, on her WLIB radio show. Other group portraits include Granger with her husband William, Mrs. Gloria R. King, Dr. Richard Stitt, and advertising Bond bread with another unidentified woman and children. Full, half and quarter length views are available
Paul Robeson portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of actor, singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. Collection includes images of Robeson singing in concert or for radio broadcasts, often accompanied by Lawrence Brown, and views of his audience; stills of films such as "Sanders of the River" with co-star Nina Mae McKinney, "Showboat", "Big Fella," and of theatrical productions: "Taboo," "Othello" with co-stars Uta Hagen and Jose Ferrer, "John Henry" with Alexander Gray; campaigning for W.E.B. Du Bois; picketing in civil rights demonstrations with Earl Robinson; picketing in civil rights demonstrations with Earl Robinson; at a restaurant with Clarence Muse and Lawrence Brown; in his football uniform at Rutgers; signing autographs; as well as several portraits of Robeson done by artists such as Betsy Graves and Winold Reiss. Individuals pictured with Robeson include Marian Anderson, Bill Robinson, Joe Louis, Olivia De Havilland, Mary Church Terrell, Larry Parks, Vincent Sheean, Robeson's wife Eslanda Goode Robeson and their son, Paul Jr. Full, half and quarter length portraits are included
Charles A. Petioni portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The collection consists of individual studio and candid portraits of physician and civic leader Charles A. Petioni (ca. 1920s to 1940s); an undated studio portrait of his wife, Rosa; a group portrait of Rosa, their daughter Dr. Muriel Petioni, Dr. Gerald Spencer, and two unidentified individuals at the unveiling of a memorial plaque for Petioni (ca. 1950s); a group portrait of Rosa, with three unidentified women, preparing for a bazaar (1950); and a group portrait of the Howard Medical School Class of 1925
Jack Johnson portrait collection ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Portraits of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Jackson. Collection includes numerous views of Johnson in boxing attire and boxing with a variety of opponents, such as, Joe Jeanette, Jess Willard, Jim Jeffries, Tommy Burns, and Sam McVey in the ring; other images include Johnson and a group of men outside the jail in Galveston, Tex.; with his trainers and sparring partners; shadow boxing with Marty Culter; in a stadium with John Henry Lews, Jessie Owens, Sam Langford, Jack Dempsey, and Harry Wells; couching Abe Simon, with one of his wives in Europe; and a wedding photo with another wife. Full, half and quarter length images are included
 
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