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Langston Hughes, ca. 1922

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 9
Identifier: 04_09_1922

Scope and Contents

1 8x10 photograph of Langston Hughes taken by James Latimer Allen ca. 1922. The original is held by the Beinecke Library, Yale University.


  • ca. 1922


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James Latimer Allen (1907-1977)

James Latimer Allen was born 7 February 1907 in New York City. He apprenticed at Stone, Van Dresser and Company in 1923 and opened his own portrait studio at 213 West 121st Street in 1927. His photographs were featured on the cover of Opportunity, the magazine of the National Urban League 16 times. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1977.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was born 1 February 1902 in Joplin, Missouri and died 22 May 1967 in New York City. He was an American poet, social activist, noveleist, playwright and columnist but is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.


From the Series: 12 boxes (Carl Van Vechten Collection of African-American Arts & Letters)

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

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McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US