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Safe and snake plant on platform in corner, with signs inscribed "The Crippled Children" "Don't Forget To Help We Need You!" "We Need Your Help, The Crippled Children and the N.A.A.C.P. This Safe Will Not Open Until Dec.? 1956, Witness by the Checker Club Crippled Children of the N.A.A.C.P. Opening Day Will be Posted"

Charles "Teenie" Harris (American, 1908–1998)

c. 1950-1970

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 4 x W: 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.19006 Location Not on View
 
 
 

Artist Bio

Teenie Harris photographed for the Pittsburgh Courier for almost 40 years, documenting life in the African-American community. His approximately 70,000 negatives, recently acquired by the museum, form one of the richest-known archives of Black life in an American city from the 1930s to the 1970s.