Teenie Harris Photographs

What's online?

The Teenie Harris online collection contains images taken by Pittsburgh photographer Charles Teenie Harris that documents life in the black communities of Pittsburgh from the 1920s to the 1970s. The images show weddings, funerals, family portraits, church events, street scenes, businessmen, and mill workers. The majority of the prints in the collection were chosen to represent online.

Images were selected for their unique ability to illustrate various aspects of Pittsburgh in an artistic light.

What's in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Carnegie Museum of Art, comprises more than 80,000 images taken between 1935 and 1975. Most images are negatives, though there are over six hundred prints in the collection.

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