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Guide to the Schomburg Center's Photographs and Prints Division: Collections Overview

P&P Subject Areas

Click the following links for more information on the various types of collections in the Division:

Our collections are strongest in the following subject areas:

  • Harlem (street scenes, churches, housing, businesses)
  • Modern movements for civil rights in the United States
  • Performing and visual arts
  • Religion
  • Military history
  • Slavery
  • Early photographic processes: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite
  • Nineteenth-century photographic depictions of the Caribbean and South America

More collection highlights