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The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem.
Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940
Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R: Muriel Rahn, 1944.
Row three: L: Ethel Waters, 1940. R: Ella Fitzgerald, 1940
Bottom: Alvin Ailey, 1955
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Courtesy of the Carl Van Vechten Trust/Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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