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LTS show & tell event features portraits by Carl Van Vechten
Released on February 01, 2008
Contact: Sarah Shoemaker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781.736.4641
Dizzy Gillespie cradling his trumpet; Josephine Baker striking a pose; Ossie Davis with his arm around Ruby Dee: Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), writer, arts critic, and photographer, was known for his photographic portraits of notable African Americans in the twentieth century, documenting an important part of American history neglected by others. Brandeis holds more than 1600 different prints of his photos. Drop in to Archives and Special Collections to see some of the earliest art photography images of such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, James Earl Jones, Joe Louis, and W.E.B. Du Bois.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 7th
Time: Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Place: Main Library, Level 2, Archives & Special Collections